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Definitions of decisive

  1. Decisiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Decisively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. characterized by decision and firmness; "an able an decisive young woman"; "we needed decisive leadership"; "she gave him a decisive answer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Marked by promptness and decision. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Final; conclusive; as, a decisive victory; prompt; positive; determined. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Having the power of deciding: final: positive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Final; conclusive; positive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Putting an end to debate or question; conclusive; positive; decided. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Having the power or quality of deciding; final; conclusive; firm and resolute of purpose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for decisive

  1. For reasons which are far from clear, Pitt refused to take decisive action. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  2. Philip's voice was without a tremor, low, forceful and decisive – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
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