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Antonyms for determined
dɪˈtɜr mɪndde·ter·mined

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. determined

    The headstrong person is not to be stopped in his own course of action, while the obstinate and stubborn is not to be driven to another's way. The headstrong act; the obstinate and stubborn may simply refuse to stir. The most amiable person may be obstinate on some one point; the stubborn person is for the most part habitually so; we speak of obstinate determination, stubborn resistance. Stubborn is the term most frequently applied to the lower animals and inanimate things. Refractory implies more activity of resistance; the stubborn horse balks; the refractory animal plunges, rears, and kicks; metals that resist ordinary processes of reduction are termed refractory. One is obdurate who adheres to his purpose in spite of appeals that would move any tender-hearted or right-minded person. Contumacious refers to a proud and insolent defiance of authority, as of the summons of a court. Pertinacious demand is contrasted with obstinate refusal. The unyielding conduct which we approve we call decided, firm, inflexible, resolute; that which we condemn we are apt to term headstrong, obstinate, stubborn. Compare PERVERSE.

    Antonyms:
    amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, dutiful, gentle, irresolute, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, teachable, tractable, undecided, wavering, yielding

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, decided, dogged, firm, fixed, headstrong, heady, immovable, indomitable, inflexible, intractable, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, persistent, pertinacious, refractory, resolute, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching, unyielding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. determinedadjective

    characterized by great determination

    "a struggle against a determined enemy"

    Antonyms:
    docile, ambitionless, unambitious, undetermined, unsettled, unexplained, irresolute

    Synonyms:
    set, dictated, driven, compulsive

  2. determinedadjective

    having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation

    Antonyms:
    unexplained, unsettled, ambitionless, irresolute, undetermined, unambitious, docile

    Synonyms:
    set, dictated, driven, compulsive

  3. determinedadjective

    devoting full strength and concentrated attention to

    "made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters"

    Antonyms:
    unexplained, irresolute, docile, unambitious, undetermined, ambitionless, unsettled

    Synonyms:
    set, dictated, driven, compulsive

  4. determined, dictated, setadjective

    determined or decided upon as by an authority

    "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching"

    Antonyms:
    docile, irresolute, ambitionless, unsettled, undetermined, unexplained, unambitious

    Synonyms:
    set(p), dictated, set, laid, compulsive, situated, located, placed, fit(p), hardened, primed(p), fixed, driven, rigid

  5. compulsive, determined, drivenadjective

    strongly motivated to succeed

    Antonyms:
    docile, irresolute, undetermined, ambitionless, unexplained, unsettled, unambitious

    Synonyms:
    set, dictated, driven, compulsive, impelled, goaded

How to use determined in a sentence?

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.

  2. Bob Collymore:

    More important than the significant savings is about us determining the future, the roadmap of M-Pesa because at the moment the roadmap is determined by Vodafone, given that the bulk of the M-Pesa business is in Africa, between Tanzania and Kenya, it is right for us to be determinants.

  3. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:

    I'm just determined to clarify this: This is about protecting the religious liberty of people of faith and families of faith.

  4. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP -RRB- Harry:

    We can not rest or truly recover until there is fair distribution to every corner of the world, the virus does not respect borders and access to the vaccine can not be determined by geography.

  5. De La Hoya:

    I feel amazing, in my life right now, I have so much motivation. I am so hungry and so determined. I am young, I am healthy and I feel great... 42 is the new 32.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#7995compliant
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#25269undecided
#25379unexplained
#28212undetermined
#29257submissive
#35374obedient
#38382amenable
#40835unsettled
#57879pliable
#62800tractable
#66707docile
#66848wavering
#76427dutiful
#88025teachable
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#185651irresolute
#235190unambitious
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