firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
"stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
characterized by quickness and firmness
"his reply was unhesitating"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
contumacious, decided, determined, dogged, firm, fixed, headstrong, heady, immovable, indomitable, inflexible, intractable, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, persistent, pertinacious, refractory, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching, unyielding
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How to use resolute in a sentence?
One Resolute Support contracted civilian was killed in the attack and two others died of wounds.
We will be deploying an additional 440 personnel to NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan and I think that shows when NATO calls, the UK is one of the first to step up.
That team took out the Soviet Union because we were strong and consistent, with Ronald Reagan, our friends knew that we had their backs and our enemies feared us. And we were strong and resolute, and the end of the Cold War happened because of great leadership.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
There is nothing in this world which a resolute man, who exerts himself, cannot attain.
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- resolutCatalan, Valencian
- entschlossen, entschieden, resolutGerman
- resoluto, resueltoSpanish
- peräänantamaton, luja, päättäväinenFinnish
- ferme, résolue, déterminée, déterminé, résoluFrench
- твёрдый, решительный, непоколебимыйRussian
- bestämd, resolutSwedish
- azimli, kararlı, dirençliTurkish
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