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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decided \De*cid"ed\, adjective

1. Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable; unquestionable; clear; evident; as, a decided advantage. "A more decided taste for science." --Prescott.

2. Free from doubt or wavering; determined; of fixed purpose; fully settled; positive; resolute; as, a decided opinion or purpose.

Syn: {Decided}, {Decisive}.

Usage: 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decide \De*cide"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Decided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deciding}.] [L. dec[imac]dere; de- + caedere to cut, cut off; prob. akin to E. shed, v.: cf. F. d['e]cider. Cf. {Decision}.]

1. To cut off; to separate. [Obs.]

Our seat denies us traffic here; The sea, too near, decides us from the rest. --Fuller.

2. To bring to a termination, as a question, controversy, struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle.

So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it. --1 Kings xx. 40.

The quarrel toucheth none but us alone; Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

decided

adjective

1: recognizable; marked; "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage" [syn: {distinct}, {decided}]


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