604. Resolution.

604. Resolution.NOUN. determination, will; iron will, unconquerable will; will of one’s own, decision, resolution; backbone; clear grit, true grit, grit [U.S. & Can.]; sand, strength of mind, strength of will; resolve &c. (intent) 620; firmness &c. (stability) 150; energy, manliness, vigour; game, pluck; resoluteness &c. (courage) 861; zeal &c. 682; aplomb; desperation; devotion, devotedness.

mastery over self; self control, self command, self possession, self reliance, self government, self restraint, self conquest, self denial; moral courage, moral strength; perseverance &c. 604a; tenacity; obstinacy &c. 606; bulldog; British lion.

VERB. have determination &c. n.; know one’s own mind; be resolved &c. adj.; make up one’s mind, will, resolve, determine; decide &c. (judgment) 480; form a determination, come to a determination, come to a resolution, come to a resolve; conclude, fix, seal, determine once for all, bring to a crisis, drive matters to an extremity; take a decisive step &c. (choice) 609; take upon oneself &c. (undertake) 676.

devote oneself to, give oneself up to; throw away the scabbard, kick down the ladder, nail one’s colours to the mast, set one’s back against the wall, set one’s teeth, put one’s foot down, take one’s stand; stand firm &c. (stability) 150; steel oneself; stand no nonsense, not listen to the voice of the charmer.

buckle to; buckle oneself put one’s shoulder to the wheel, lay one’s shoulder to the wheel, set one’s shoulder to the wheel; put one’s heart into; run the gauntlet, make a dash at, take the bull by the horns; rush in medias res, plunge in medias res; go in for; insist upon, make a point of; set one’s heart upon, set one’s mind upon.

stick at nothing, stop at nothing; make short work of &c. (activity) 682; not stick at trifles; go all lengths, go the limit *, go the whole hog; persist &c. (persevere) 604a; go through fire and water, ride the tiger, ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm.

ADJ. resolved &c. v.; determined; strong-willed, strong-minded; resolute &c. (brave) 861; self-possessed; decided, definitive, peremptory, tranchant; unhesitating, unflinching, unshrinking; firm, iron, gritty [U.S.], indomitable, game to the backbone; inexorable, relentless, not to be shaken, not to be put down; tenax propositi [Lat.]; inflexible &c. (hard) 323; obstinate &c. 606; steady &c. (persevering) 604a.

earnest, serious; set upon, bent upon, intent upon.

steel against, proof against; in utrumque paratus [Lat.].

ADV. resolutely &c. adj.; in earnest, in good earnest; seriously, joking apart, earnestly, heart and soul; on one’s mettle; manfully, like a man, with a high hand; with a strong hand &c. (exertion) 686.

at any rate, at any risk, at any hazard at any price, at any cost, at any sacrifice; at all hazards, at all risks, at all events; cost what it may; coûte que coûte [Fr.]; à tort et à travers; once for all; neck or nothing; rain or shine.

PHR. Spes sibi quisque. [Lat.] {Virgil—Æneid. XI. 309. “Each man must rely upon himself.” }.

Celui qui veut, celui-là peut. [Fr.] {Proverb“He who wills is the man who can.” }.

Chi non s’arrischia, non guadagna. [It.] {Proverb“He who risks nothing can gain nothing.” (Nothing venture, nothing have). }.

Frangas non flectes. [Lat.] {“You may break, but you cannot bend me.” }.

Manu forti. [Lat.] {Motto of Lord Reay“With a strong hand.” }.

Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim / Tollere humo, victorque virum volitare per ora. [Lat.] {Virgil—Georgics. III. 8. “A method must be tried by which I may also raise myself from the ground, and hover triumphantly about the lips of men.” }.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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