Meaning of “determined” in the English Dictionary

"determined" in British English

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determinedadjective

uk /dɪˈtɜː.mɪnd/ us /dɪˈtɝː.mɪnd/

B2 wanting to do something very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you:

[ + to infinitive ] I'm determined to get this piece of work done today.
She will get the job she wants - she's a very determined person.

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  • She's determined to make a success of this project.
  • He was determined to find out the truth.
  • Several publishers rejected her book, but that just made her all the more determined.
  • After the fire we were determined to pick up the pieces and get the business back on its feet.
  • No household security devices will protect you against the determined burglar.
determinedly
adverb uk /dɪˈtɜː.mɪnd.li/ us /dɪˈtɝː.mɪnd.li/

He continued determinedly despite his injury.

(Definition of “determined” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"determined" in American English

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determinedadjective

us /dɪˈtɜr·mənd/

showing the strong desire to follow a particular plan of action even if it is difficult:

a very determined young man
She had a determined look on her face.
[ + to infinitive ] I’m determined to finish this book today.

(Definition of “determined” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)