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 for Decided
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decided \De*cid"ed\, a.
     1. Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable;
        unquestionable; clear; evident; as, a decided advantage.
        "A more decided taste for science." --Prescott.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decide \De*cide"\, v. t. [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.
     1. To cut off; to separate. [Obs.]
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              Our seat denies us traffic here;
              The sea, too near, decides us from the rest.
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     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.
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              So shall thy judgment be; thyself hast decided it.
                                                    --1 Kings xx.
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              The quarrel toucheth none but us alone;
              Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  213 Moby Thesaurus words for "decided":
     SOL, absolute, accented, accentuated, adamant,
     admitting no exception, affirmative, affirmatory, all bets off,
     all off, all over, all up, all-out, arrant, arrogant, ascertained,
     assertative, assertional, assertive, assured, at an end, attested,
     bent, bound, bound and determined, canceled, categorical, certain,
     certified, classical, clear, clear-cut, cocksure, committed,
     complete, concluded, conclusive, confident, consummate, convinced,
     crass, dead, decisive, declarative, declaratory, dedicated,
     definite, definitive, defunct, deleted, determinate, determined,
     devoted, done, done for, done with, downright, earnest, egregious,
     emphasized, emphatic, ended, entire, established, evident,
     explicit, express, expunged, extinct, final, fini, finished, firm,
     fixed, flagrant, flat, flat-out, forceful, forcible, glaring,
     global, gross, guaranteed, hubristic, implicit, in red letters,
     in the bag, inappealable, incontestable, incontrovertible,
     indisputable, intent, intolerable, irrefutable, italicized, kaput,
     made sure, marked, nailed down, obstinate, obvious, on ice,
     open-and-shut, out-and-out, outright, over, overconfident,
     oversure, overweening, peremptory, perfect, perfected, persevering,
     persistent, persuaded, pointed, poised, pompous, positive,
     precious, predicational, predicative, profound, pronounced, proper,
     proud, proved, punctuated, purposeful, rank, reassured, regular,
     relentless, resolute, resolved, round, runaway, secure,
     self-assured, self-confident, self-important, self-reliant,
     serious, set, set at rest, settled, shattering, shocking, shot,
     sincere, single-minded, solid, stark, stark-staring, starred,
     stated, stony, straight, straight-out, stressed, superlative, sure,
     surpassing, tenacious, terminated, tested, the veriest, thorough,
     thoroughgoing, through, through with, total, tried, unafraid,
     unambiguous, unbearable, uncircumscribed, unconditional,
     unconditioned, unconscionable, undeniable, underlined, underscored,
     undisputed, undoubting, unequivocal, unfaltering, unhampered,
     unhesitating, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified,
     unquestionable, unquestioned, unquestioning, unrelieved,
     unreserved, unrestricted, unspoiled, unswerving, unwaivable,
     unwavering, utter, warranted, washed up, whole, wholehearted,
     wiped out, without exception, without reserve, wound up, zapped

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