What does decisive mean?

Definitions for decisivedɪˈsaɪ sɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decisive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decisive(adj)

    determining or having the power to determine an outcome

    "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"

  2. decisive(adj)

    unmistakable

    "had a decisive lead in the polls"

  3. decisive(adj)

    characterized by decision and firmness

    "an able and decisive young woman"; "we needed decisive leadership"; "she gave him a decisive answer"

  4. critical, decisive(adj)

    forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

    "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test"

Wiktionary

  1. decisive(Adjective)

    Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.

    A decisive battle is fatal for one side's war chances

  2. decisive(Adjective)

    Marked by promptness and decision.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decisive(adj)

    having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive

  2. Decisive(adj)

    marked by promptness and decision

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'decisive' in Adjectives Frequency: #895

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decisive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decisive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Marie Evert:

    You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.

  2. Marilyn Moats Kennedy:

    It's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

  4. Andr Gide:

    The most decisive actions of our life -- I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future -- are, more often than not, unconsidered.

  5. Georges Bataille:

    The essence of morality is a questioning about morality and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.

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