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Webster 1913 Edition


Decided

De-cid′ed

,
Adj.
1.
Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable; unquestionable; clear; evident;
as, a
decided
advantage
.
“A more decided taste for science.”
Prescott.
Syn.
Decided
,
Decisive
.
We call a thing decisive when it has the power or quality of deciding; as, a
decisive
battle; we speak of it as decided when it is so fully settled as to leave no room for doubt; as, a
decided
preference, a
decided
aversion. Hence, a decided victory is one about which there is no question; a decisive victory is one which ends the contest. Decisive is applied only to things; as, a
decisive
sentence, a
decisive
decree, a
decisive
judgment. Decided is applied equally to persons and things. Thus we speak of a man as decided in his whole of conduct; and as having a decided disgust, or a decided reluctance, to certain measures. “A politic caution, a guarded circumspection, were among the ruling principles of our forefathers in their most decided conduct.”
Burke.
“The sentences of superior judges are final, decisive, and irrevocable.”
Blackstone.

Webster 1828 Edition


Decided

DECI'DED

,
pp.
Determined; ended; concluded.

DECI'DED

,
Adj.
That implies decision; clear; unequivocal; that puts an end to doubt.

Definition 2022


decided

decided

English

Verb

decided

  1. simple past tense and past participle of decide

Adjective

decided (comparative more decided, superlative most decided)

  1. determined; resolute

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