firmness of purpose

firmness of purpose
the trait of being resolute

his resoluteness carried him through the battle


it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

Syn: ↑resoluteness, ↑firmness, ↑resolve, ↑resolution
Ant: ↑irresoluteness (for: ↑resoluteness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑firm (for: ↑firmness), ↑resolute (for: ↑resoluteness)
Hypernyms: ↑trait

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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