resolution

  1. the trait of being resolute

    Synonyms : firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve
    Type Of : trait
    Examples :
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  2. analysis into clear-cut components

    Synonyms : resolving
    Type Of : breakdown, partitioning
  3. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

    Synonyms : declaration, resolve
    Type Of : written document, document, papers
  4. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

    Synonyms : answer, result, solution, solvent
    Type Of : statement
  5. finding a solution to a problem

    Synonyms : solving
    Type Of : determination, finding
  6. the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together

    Synonyms : resolving power
    Type Of : physical phenomenon
  7. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

    Synonyms : closure, settlement
    Type Of : deciding, decision making
    Examples :
    • they never did achieve a final resolution of their differences
  8. a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner

    Type Of : determination, decision, conclusion
    Examples :
    • he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions
  9. (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture

    Type Of : physical phenomenon
  10. (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord

    Antonyms : preparation
    Type Of : musical harmony, harmony
  11. the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung)

    Type Of : remission, remittal, subsidence

resignation

  1. acceptance of despair

    Synonyms : surrender
    Type Of : despair
  2. a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign

    Type Of : document, written document, papers
    Examples :
    • he submitted his resignation as of next month
  3. the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

    Type Of : speech act

rescind

  1. cancel officially

    Synonyms : annul, countermand, lift, overturn, repeal, reverse, revoke, vacate
    Type Of : cancel, strike down

repudiate

  1. cast off

    Synonyms : disown, renounce
    Type Of : reject
    Examples :
    • The parents repudiated their son
  2. refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

    Type Of : reject
    Examples :
    • The woman repudiated the divorce settlement
  3. refuse to recognize or pay

    Type Of : decline, refuse
    Examples :
    • repudiate a debt
  4. reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust

    Type Of : deny
    Examples :
    • She repudiated the accusations

reprieve

  1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

    Synonyms : abatement, hiatus, respite, suspension
    Type Of : break, interruption
  2. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

    Synonyms : respite
    Type Of : defer, put over, hold over, postpone, put off, prorogue, set back, shelve, table, remit
  3. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

    Synonyms : respite
    Type Of : clemency, mercy, mercifulness
  4. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

    Synonyms : respite
    Type Of : relief, ease
  5. a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)

    Type Of : warrant
  6. relieve temporarily

    Type Of : deliver, rescue

reprehensible

  1. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

    Synonyms : condemnable, criminal, deplorable, vicious
    Examples :
    • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

replete

  1. (followed by `with') deeply filled or permeated

    Synonyms : instinct
    Examples :
    • it is replete with misery
  2. filled to satisfaction with food or drink

    Synonyms : full
  3. fill to satisfaction

    Synonyms : fill, sate, satiate
    Type Of : take in, have, ingest, consume, take

renown

  1. the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

    Synonyms : celebrity, fame
    Type Of : honor, honour, laurels

remuneration

  1. something that remunerates

    Synonyms : earnings, pay, salary, wage
    Type Of : regular payment
  2. the act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses

    Type Of : defrayment, payment, defrayal
    Examples :
    • adequate remuneration for his work

role

  1. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

    Synonyms : function, office, part
    Type Of : duty
    Examples :
    • play its role
  2. what something is used for

    Synonyms : function, purpose, use
    Type Of : usefulness, utility
  3. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

    Synonyms : character, part, persona, theatrical role
    Type Of : enactment, portrayal, personation, characterization
  4. normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting

    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • what is your role on the team?