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Definitions of incisive

  1. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"; "the piercing needle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; cutting; hence, sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Of or pertaining to the incisors; incisor; as, the incisive bones, the premaxillaries. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Having the quality of cutting into; sharp; sarcastic; biting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Incisively. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Incisiveness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. 1. Cutting, having the power to cut. 2. Relating to the incisor teeth. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Having the quality of cutting into, or penetrating as with a sharp instrument: trenchant: acute: sarcastic. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Cutting; penetrating; keen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Having the power of incising; cutting; acute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Pertaining to an incisor. incisory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Having the quality of cutting sharply into; trenchant; sarcastic. Incisive teeth, the fore-teeth or incisors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Having the quality of cutting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Or in the region of the incisors; bones, foramina, fossa, canals. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  17. [Latin] Pert. or in region of incisors; appl. bones, foramina, fossa. na
  18. is a depression in the superior maxillary bone, above the incisor teeth. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. [Latin] Cutting into or capable of cutting. na
  20. [Latin] Of, pertaining to, or in proximity to the incisor teeth; as I. fossa, I. canal, I. muscles (Incisivus superior and inferior= parts of the orbicularis oris). I. bone, the anterior part of the superior maxillary bone (separate in the young subject), which bears the incisor teeth; the intermaxillary bone of animals. na
  21. Cutting, penetrating; (fig.) mentally sharp; acute, trenchant. Hence incisively adv., incisiveness n. [medieval Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Having the power or quality of cutting; sharp. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. Pertaining to the incisor teeth. American pocket medical dictionary.
  24. Having the power or quality of cutting. Pertaining to the incisor teeth. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. Having the quality of cutting or dividing. Complete Dictionary

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