No Matter How You Say It: Determination

by | Dec 26, 2023 | No Matter How You Say It | 0 comments

In Other Languages

Spanish –  determinación​​​​

French – détermination

German –  Entschlossenheit

Italian – determinazione 

Romanian – Determinare

Czech – odhodlání

For other character qualities related to Determination,
visit the Related Qualities page.

Word Origin

​From the Latin word terminare meaning “to bound, to limit, to prescribe”.

Can you see how Determination sets limits to remain faithful to a task, minimizing distractions and focusing on the goal?


Sign Language



Can you see how Determined is resolute and Waver is inconsistent?


Determination Idioms and Phrases

  • Be a champion
  • Be a fighter
  • Be a go-getter
  • Be a self-starter
  • Be a survivor
  • Be built of grit and determination
  • Be doggedly determined
  • Be fuelled by passion
  • Be like a bulldog with a bone
  • Be like a train on a track
  • Be on a mission
  • Be on a path to success
  • Be relentless
  • Be resourceful
  • Be unstoppable like a force of nature
  • Go the Extra Mile
  • Go to Great Lengths
  • Hang in There
  • Have a burning desire
  • Have a fire in your belly
  • Have a mountain to climb
  • Have a never-say-die attitude
  • Have a wall to break down
  • Have the heart of a lion
  • Have the will to win
  • Never give up
  • Nose to the Grindstone
  • Push through
  • Stay the course
  • Stick to your Guns
  • When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going