1. showing firm determination or purpose (Freq. 2)

she resolutely refused to look at him or speak to him


he entered the building resolutely

Ant: ↑irresolutely
Derived from adjective: ↑resolute
2. with firmness

`I will come along,' she said decisively

Syn: ↑decisively
Ant: ↑indecisively (for: ↑decisively)
Derived from adjective: ↑decisive (for: ↑decisively)

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  • Resolutely — Res o*lute*ly, adv. In a resolute manner; with fixed purpose; boldly; firmly; steadily; with perseverance. [1913 Webster] Some . . . facts he examines, some he resolutely denies. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resolutely — index faithfully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • resolutely — adv. Resolutely is used with these adjectives: ↑opposed, ↑silent Resolutely is used with these verbs: ↑ignore, ↑oppose, ↑refuse, ↑resist, ↑stick …   Collocations dictionary

  • resolutely — resolute ► ADJECTIVE ▪ determined; unwavering. DERIVATIVES resolutely adverb resoluteness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «paid», describing a rent: from Latin resolutus loosened, released, paid …   English terms dictionary

  • resolutely — adverb see resolute I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • resolutely — See resolute. * * * …   Universalium

  • resolutely — adverb In a resolute manner …   Wiktionary

  • resolutely — Synonyms and related words: assiduously, audaciously, bec et ongles, boldly, bravely, bulldoggishly, chivalrously, committedly, courageously, daringly, decidedly, decisively, determinedly, devotedly, diligently, doggedly, doughtily, earnestly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • resolutely — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. with all one s heart, bravely, with a will; see firmly 2 , obstinately …   English dictionary for students

  • resolutely — rezÉ™luːtlɪ adv. steadfastly, firmly; determinedly, intently …   English contemporary dictionary

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