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dɪˈsaɪ sɪvde·ci·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decisiveadjective

    determining or having the power to determine an outcome

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

  2. decisiveadjective

    unmistakable

    "had a decisive lead in the polls"

  3. decisiveadjective

    characterized by decision and firmness

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

  4. critical, decisiveadjective

    forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

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

Wiktionary

  1. decisiveadjective

    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. decisiveadjective

    Marked by promptness and decision.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decisiveadjective

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

  2. Decisiveadjective

    marked by promptness and decision

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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

Examples of decisive in a Sentence

  1. Johannes Hahn:

    The coming days will be decisive whether Albania will advance in the Euro-championship or stay in the group stage.

  2. Ali Fadavi:

    The new weapon will have a very decisive role in adding our naval power in confronting threats, particular by the Great Satan, the United States.

  3. Justin Trudeau:

    Canada is unwavering in our commitment to fight climate change and support clean economic growth, canadians know we need to take decisive and collective action to tackle the many harsh realities of our changing climate.

  4. Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri:

    Libya needs a decisive stance from the international community to help us build or national army's capacity and this would come through a lifting of the embargo on weapons so our army can receive materiel and weapons so as to deal with this rampant terrorism.

  5. Hidenobu Tokuda:

    Current levels around 100 yen to the dollar won't deal a decisive blow to Japanese companies as a whole, nor will it cause the economy to falter.

Images & Illustrations of decisive

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