One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was determined to have his way’
intent on, bent on, set on, dead set on, insistent on, fixed on, resolved on, resolved to, firm about, committed to, hell-bent on
single-minded about, obsessive about, obsessed with, fanatical about, fixated on
2‘he sounds a very determined man’
resolute, full of determination, purposeful, purposive, resolved, decided, adamant, single-minded, firm, unswerving, unswervable, unwavering, undaunted, fixed, set, intent, insistent
steadfast, staunch, stalwart, earnest, manful, deliberate, unfaltering, unhesitating, unflinching, persevering, persistent, pertinacious, indefatigable, tenacious, bulldog, strong-minded, strong-willed, unshakeable, unshaken, steely, four-square, dedicated, committed
stubborn, dogged, obstinate, obdurate, inflexible, relentless, intransigent, implacable, unyielding, unbending, immovable, unrelenting
spirited, brave, bold, courageous, plucky, stout, stout-hearted, mettlesome, indomitable, strenuous, vigorous, gritty, stiff
North American rock-ribbed
informal gutsy, spunky
rare perseverant, indurate
irresolute, weak-willed, pusillanimous
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