What does decisive mean?

Definitions for decisive
dɪˈsaɪ sɪvde·ci·sive

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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

How to pronounce decisive?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say decisive in sign language?

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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. Darcisio Perondi:

    The streets of Brazil will be decisive.

  2. Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann:

    We will come closer personally and that is decisive.

  3. Deepak Pental:

    The (federal) government is, for a change, being decisive.

  4. Markus Schaefer:

    This kind of flexibility is a decisive competitive advantage.

  5. Jonas Fernandez:

    We will be decisive in the choice of the new European Commission head.

Images & Illustrations of decisive

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