(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of determining]
Syn. ascertainment, perception, measurement, resolution; see judgment 2 , 3 .
2. [Firmness of mind]
Syn. resolution, resoluteness, persistence, certainty, dogmatism, stubbornness, obstinacy, resolve, certitude, decision, assurance, conviction, purpose, intrepidity, boldness, fixity of purpose, hardihood, tenacity, courage, independence, self-confidence, purposefulness, coolness, fortitude, constancy, steadfastness, self-assurance, firmness, dauntlessness, self-reliance, nerve, heart, bravery, fearlessness, valor, intransigence, will, willpower, firmness of purpose, single-mindedness, energy, vigor, stamina, perseverance, strength of will, undauntedness, brave front, bold front, stout heart, mettle, firm faith, enterprise, drive, doggedness, backbone, guts*, spunk*, grit*, pluck*, a stiff upper lip*; see also confidence 2 .
Ant. hesitation*, vacillation, irresolution.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. resoluteness perseverance, steadfastness, fortitude, resolve, tenacity, *backbone, drive, willpower, grit, *stiff upper lip, persistence, single-mindedness, mettle, stick-to-itiveness, indomitability.
2. decision conclusion, ascertainment, finding, judgment, settlement, resolution, verdict, opinion.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A position reached after consideration: conclusion, decision, resolution. See DECIDE. 2. Unwavering firmness of character, action, or will: decidedness, decision, decisiveness, firmness, purpose, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, toughness, will, willpower. See CERTAIN, STRONG. 3. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court: decree, edict, judgment, pronouncement, ruling. See LAW. 4. Something worked out to explain, resolve, or provide a method for dealing with and settling a problem: answer, solution. Mathematics: result. See ASK.

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