from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Without doubt or question; definite: a decided success.
  • adj. Free from hesitation or vacillation; resolute.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of decide.
  • adj. determined; resolute

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable; unquestionable; clear; evident.
  • adj. Free from doubt or wavering; determined; of fixed purpose; fully settled; positive; resolute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Free from ambiguity or uncertainty; unmistakable; unquestionable: as, a decided improvement.
  • Resolute; determined; free from hesitation or wavering: as, a decided character.
  • Synonyms Decided, Decisive, indisputable, undeniable, certain, positive, absolute. Decided and decisive are sometimes confounded, but are distinct, decided being passive and decisive active. A decided victory is a real, unmistakable victory; a decisive victory is one that decides the issue of the campaign. The battle of Bull Run ended in a decided victory, but not a decisive one; the victory at Waterloo was both decided and decisive. Compare a decided answer with a decisive one. The difference is the same as between definite and definitive. See definite.
  • Unhesitating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. recognizable; marked


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