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?

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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. Juan Hidalgo:

    Podemos and Ciudadanos are ... putting pressure on the traditional parties to rejuvenate and end the string of corruption cases, it's a good thing that new parties with new ideas can be decisive when it comes to forming a government.

  2. Melissa Gower:

    He makes decisive decisions and he doesn't back down. He doesn't go around the world apologizing.

  3. Lightfootsaid Chicago police:

    If you host a party, promote a party, or go to a party, we are not playing games. We mean business, and we will shut this down one way or another, the time for educating people into compliance is over. Dont be stupid. Were watching you, and were going to take decisive action.

  4. Lindsay Walters:

    Once again this is a completely false story driven by people who want to distract from the success taking place in this administration, the President's pick for the Supreme Court (a decision that has generational impact) was confirmed today, we hosted multiple foreign leaders this week and the President took bold and decisive military action against Syria last night. The only thing we are shaking up is the way Washington operates as we push the President's aggressive agenda forward.

  5. Henrik Pontzen:

    It will be decisive in the medium and long run, how fast companies can adjust their energy supply, modify business models and to what degree they can pass on additional costs to consumers.

Images & Illustrations of decisive

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