(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Brave]
Syn. courageous, intrepid, valiant; see brave 1 .
2. [Strong-minded]
Syn. determined, resolved, unwavering, steady, steadfast, firm, true, set, serious, decided, unshaken, persevering, unflagging, unfaltering, persistent, persisting, constant, set upon, intent upon, unchanging, bent on, immutable, fixed, settled, loyal, staunch, strong, stubborn, obstinate, faithful, knowing one's own mind, uncompromising, unyielding, strong-willed, tenacious, dogged, self-reliant, enduring, indefatigable, purposeful, single-minded, established, adamant, adamantine, inflexible, independent, irreconcilable, immovable, unshakable, intransigent, inveterate, obdurate, pertinacious, die-hard, gritting one's teeth*, out for blood*, putting one's foot down*, putting one's heart into*, having one's heart set on*, hellbent*.
Ant. unsteady*, vacilLating, wavering.
See Synonym Study at faithful .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
determined, resolved.
When it came to quitting smoking, Frank was resolute.
SYN.: determined, resolved, fixed, firm, intent on, steady, tenacious, decided, purposeful, strong-willed, *dead set on, earnest, persevering.
ANT.: weak-minded, irresolute, *wishy-washy
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not hesitating or wavering: decided, decisive, determined, firm1. See DECIDE. 2. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence: constant, determined, firm1, steadfast, steady, stiff, tough, unbending, uncompromising, unflinching, unwavering, unyielding. See PURPOSE. 3. On an unwavering course of action: bent, decided, determined, fixed, intent, set1. See DECIDE.

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