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Definitions of incisive

  1. Incisiveness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Incisively. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. 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.
  8. Cutting; penetrating; keen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Having the power of incising; cutting; acute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Pertaining to an incisor. incisory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. 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.

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Usage examples for incisive

  1. The doctor's voice broke in with a question, clear, incisive – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  2. He was a very staunch and fearless friend, an able and incisive writer, and remarkably energetic and diligent in astronomical investigations. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
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