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Entry Word: determination
Function: noun
Text: 1 firm or unwavering adherence to one's purpose <the determination with which the pioneers settled the land despite many hardships and setbacks>
Synonyms decidedness, decision, decisiveness, firmness, granite, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve
Related Words doggedness, obstinacy, perseverance, persistence, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity; backbone, fortitude, grit, pluck
Near Antonyms uncertainty
Antonyms hesitation, indecision, irresolution, vacillation
2 a position arrived at after consideration <a determination by the judge regarding an appropriate sentence> -- see DECISION 1
3 an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning <his determination of the truth> -- see CONCLUSION 1