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Meaning of DECISIVE

Pronunciation:  di'sIsiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test"
  2. [adj]  determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"
  3. [adj]  characterized by decision and firmness; "an able an decisive young woman"; "we needed decisive leadership"; "she gave him a decisive answer"
  4. [adj]  unmistakable; "had a decisive lead in the polls"
 

DECISIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: conclusive, critical, crucial, deciding(a), definite, determinant, determinative, determining(a), fatal, fateful, important, peremptory, resolute, unhesitating
 
 Antonyms: indecisive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*ci*sive\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]cisif. See {Decision}.]
1. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or
   controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy;
   final; conclusive. ``A decisive, irrevocable doom.''
   --Bates. ``Decisive campaign.'' --Macaulay. ``Decisive
   proof.'' --Hallam.

2. Marked by promptness and decision.

         A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive
         character.                            --J. Foster.

Syn: Decided; positive; conclusive. See {Decided}. --
     {De*ci"sive*ly}, adv. -- {De*ci"sive*ness}, n.

 
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