Definitions for decisive
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decisive.
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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from decide.
Such a reflection, though it carries nothing perfectly decisive in it, yet creates a mighty confidence in his breast, and strengthens him much in his opinion. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
This they are ready to look upon as a determination on their side, and decisive of the controversy between vice and virtue. John Rogers, Sermons.
For on th’ event,
Decisive of this bloody day, depends
The fate of kingdoms. Philips.
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
The numerical value of decisive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of decisive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
It’s clear that the status quo isn’t working. WMD designation would allow the federal government to activate unused and under-used resources to stop illicit fentanyl before it ever reaches our border, [FAF] encourages the Biden Administration to take this decisive and necessary action, giving illicit fentanyl the WMD designation it deserves.
We will be decisive in the choice of the new European Commission head.
I think Donald Trump does not want to make a decision until the convention, i think that he is a very decisive person and in case of a few of us—I’m an example. There’s not much vetting to do. I mean, you guys have been all over me for a decade.
The American-led campaign in Syria and Iran is too little and too late, and it will not lead as such to a military decisive victory on ISIS, this does not mean by any way that the U.S. should adopt savage policy, illegal or immoral military activity. There is a lot that still can be done and improve without adopting such policies.
External factors are the main risk for the Irish economy, should they deteriorate and require an unstable government unsure of its majority to take decisive action, that could become a problem.
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Translations for decisive
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- решаващ, решителенBulgarian
- decisiuCatalan, Valencian
- rozhodný, rozhodující, směrodatnýCzech
- beslutsom, afgørendeDanish
- entschlussfreudig, ausschlaggebend, entscheidendGerman
- αποφασιστικός, -ή, -όGreek
- decisivo, decididoSpanish
- päättäväinen, ratkaisevaFinnish
- décidée, décisif, ferme, décidéFrench
- besluitvaardig, doorslaggevend, afdoend, beslissend, beslistDutch
- ȍdlūčan, odlùčujūćī, prȅsudanSerbo-Croatian
- fast, resolut, avgörande, utslagsgivande, bestämmande, beslutsam, bestämdSwedish
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