I. adjective Etymology: Latin resolutus, past participle of resolvere Date: 1533 1. marked by firm determination ; resolved <
a resolute character
2. bold, steady <
a resolute gaze
Synonyms: see faithfulresolutely adverbresoluteness noun II. noun Date: 1602 a resolute person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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