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English definition of “resolute”


adjective    /ˈrez·əˌlut/
determined in character, action, or ideas: I admired her resolute optimism in those difficult times. resolutely    /ˈrez·əˌlut·li, ˌrez·əˈlut-/ adverb She resolutely refuses to lower her standards.
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