What does incisive mean?

Definitions for incisive
ɪnˈsaɪ sɪvin·ci·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp(adj)

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

    "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"

  2. incisive(adj)

    suitable for cutting or piercing

    "incisive teeth"

GCIDE

  1. Incisive(a.)

    Clearly and succinctly stated, with penetrating insight into the issue at hand; as, an incisive comment.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. incisif.]

Wiktionary

  1. incisive(Adjective)

    Quick and direct.

  2. incisive(Adjective)

    Intelligently analytical and concise.

  3. incisive(Adjective)

    Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting.

  4. incisive(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the incisors.

    the incisive bones, the premaxillaries

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incisive(adj)

    having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; cutting; hence, sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting

  2. Incisive(adj)

    of or pertaining to the incisors; incisor; as, the incisive bones, the premaxillaries

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. incisif.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incisive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incisive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of incisive in a Sentence

  1. Wolfango Piccoli:

    In the short term policy paralysis will prevail and then, once a new party leader is elected, a more incisive effort to amend the constitution could ensue.

  2. Rod Serling:

    It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.

  3. Wolfango Piccoli:

    Davutoglu's likely early exit as party leader and PM constitutes another episode that show that Erdogan's dominance over the AKP and the executive is absolute and unchallenged, in the short term policy paralysis will prevail and then, once a new party leader is elected, a more incisive effort to amend the constitution could ensue.

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