Definitions for decisivedɪˈsaɪ sɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
having the power to decide, end a controversy, or determine a result.
a decisive manner.
a decisive lead.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of decisive:
1605–15; < ML
determining or having the power to determine an outcome
"cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"
"had a decisive lead in the polls"
characterized by decision and firmness
"an able and decisive young woman"; "we needed decisive leadership"; "she gave him a decisive answer"
forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
"a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
important in determining a result
a decisive moment in the campaign; Britain played a decisive role in the conflict.
Try to be more decisive.
(of victory or defeat) showing clearly who has won and lost
a decisive win; The team won decisevely.; "No," he said decisively.; her confidence and decisiveness
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
Marked by promptness and decision.
A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive character. -J. Foster.
having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive
marked by promptness and decision
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'decisive' in Adjectives Frequency: #895
Translations for decisive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
final; putting an end to a contest, dispute etc
The battle was decisive.
- beslissend, deurslaggewendAfrikaans
- decisivoPortuguese (BR)
- سرنوشت سازFarsi
- odlučan, mjerodavanCroatian
- lemiamas, sprendžiamasisLithuanian
- avgjørende, bestemtNorwegian
- سرنوشت سازPersian
- سر نوشت سازPashto
- kesin, sonuca götürenTurkish
- 決定性的Chinese (Trad.)
- فیصلہ کنUrdu
- quyết địnhVietnamese
- 决定性的Chinese (Simp.)
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