resolute

Use the adjective resolute to describe a purposeful and determined person, someone who wants to do something very much, and won't let anything get in the way.

"Milo thought for just a moment and then, with a resolute 'I shall,' volunteered to go," Norton Juster writes in the classic children's novel The Phantom Tollbooth. From the way Milo said "I shall," we can infer that he was quite confident in his split-second decision, or at least made himself appear to be so. Some near-synonyms for this word include resolved, adamant, unswerving, and unwavering. If you make a "resolute refusal" of something, you're declaring you don't like it and never will.

Definitions of resolute
  1. adjective
    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”
    Synonyms:
    brave, courageous
    possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    decisive
    determining or having the power to determine an outcome
    purposeful
    serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal
    bent, bent on, dead set, out to
    fixed in your purpose
    determined
    characterized by great determination
    desperate, do-or-die
    desperately determined
    firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering
    marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    foursquare
    characterized by firm and unwavering conviction
    hell-bent
    recklessly determined
    resolved, single-minded
    determined
    spartan
    resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
    stalwart, stout
    dependable
    undaunted, undismayed, unshaken
    unshaken in purpose
    undeterred, undiscouraged
    not deterred
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    Antonyms:
    irresolute
    uncertain how to act or proceed
    indecisive
    not definitely settling something
    discouraged
    lacking in resolution
    infirm
    lacking firmness of will or character or purpose
    unstable
    disposed to psychological variability
    vacillant, vacillating, wavering
    uncertain in purpose or action
    weak-kneed
    lacking will power or resolution
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  2. adjective
    characterized by quickness and firmness
    synonyms: unhesitating
    decisive
    characterized by decision and firmness
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