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)


    "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"


  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


  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. 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. French Energy Minister Segolene Royal:

    A very important step was taken today, this is a decisive, historic stage.

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