decisive


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de·ci·sive

 (dĭ-sī′sĭv)
adj.
1. Settling a matter or conflict; conclusive: the decisive battle in the war; the decisive piece of evidence in the lawsuit.
2. Characterized by or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and firmly; resolute: a decisive leader.

de·ci′sive·ly adv.
de·ci′sive·ness n.
Synonyms: decisive, conclusive, critical, crucial, definitive, determinative
These adjectives mean determining an outcome or settling an issue with finality: the decisive vote; a conclusive reason; a critical experiment; a crucial moment; a definitive verdict; the determinative battle.
Antonym: indecisive

decisive

(dɪˈsaɪsɪv) (dɪˈsaɪsərɪ) or

decisory

adj
1. influential; conclusive: a decisive argument.
2. characterized by the ability to make decisions, esp quickly; resolute
deˈcisively adv
deˈcisiveness n

de•ci•sive

(dɪˈsaɪ sɪv)

adj.
1. having the power to decide, end a controversy, or determine a result.
2. resolute: a decisive manner.
3. unquestionable; definite: a decisive lead.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin]
de•ci′sive•ly, adv.
de•ci′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.decisive - determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"
conclusive - forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question; "conclusive proof"; "the evidence is conclusive"
crucial, important - of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"
indecisive - not definitely settling something; "a long and indecisive war"
2.decisive - unmistakable; "had a decisive lead in the polls"
definite - precise; explicit and clearly defined; "I want a definite answer"; "a definite statement of the terms of the will"; "a definite amount"; "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"; "the wedding date is now definite"; "a definite drop in attendance"
3.decisive - characterized by decision and firmness; "an able and decisive young woman"; "we needed decisive leadership"; "she gave him a decisive answer"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
indecisive - characterized by lack of decision and firmness; "an indecisive manager brought the enterprise to a standstill"
4.decisive - forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test"
crucial, important - of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"

decisive

adjective
2. resolute, decided, firm, determined, forceful, uncompromising, incisive, trenchant, strong-minded Firm decisive action will be taken to end the incident.
resolute uncertain, hesitating, hesitant, undecided, indecisive, vacillating, in two minds (informal), irresolute, pussy-footing (informal)

decisive

adjective
1. Determining or having the power to determine an outcome:
2. Serving the function of deciding or settling with finality:
3. Not hesitating or wavering:
Translations
حَاسِمحاسِمٌقاطِع، باتٌّ
rozhodujícísměrodatnýrozhodný
afgørendebeslutsomresolut
ratkaisevapäättäväinen
odlučanodlučujućipresudan
afgerandiákveîinn, einbeittur
決定的な
결정적인
ryžtingairyžtingasryžtingumassprendžiamasis
apņēmīgsizlēmīgsizšķirošs
odločenodločilen
beslutsam
ซึ่งลงความเห็นแล้ว
azimlibelirleyicikararlıkesinsonuca götüren
mang tính quyết định

decisive

[dɪˈsaɪsɪv] ADJ
1. (= conclusive) [victory, factor, influence] → decisivo, determinante
2. (= resolute) [manner, reply] → decidido, tajante; [person] → decidido, resuelto

decisive

[dɪˈsaɪsɪv] adj
[period, event, action] → décisif/ive
[influence] → décisif/ive, déterminant(e)
[voice, look, manner] → décidé(e); [person] → ferme
[reply] → ferme, catégorique

decisive

adj
(= crucial)entscheidend; factorausschlaggebend, entscheidend; rejectionentschieden
(= resolute) manner, answerbestimmt, entschlossen; personentschlussfreudig

decisive

[dɪˈsaɪsɪv] adj (victory, factor) → decisivo/a; (influence) → determinante; (manner, person) → risoluto/a, deciso/a; (reply) → deciso/a, categorico/a

decisive

(diˈsaisiv) adjective
1. final; putting an end to a contest, dispute etc. The battle was decisive.
2. showing decision and firmness. He's very decisive.
deˈcisiveness noun
deˈcisively adverb
He acted very decisively.

decisive

حَاسِم rozhodující afgørende entschlossen αποφασιστικός decisivo ratkaiseva décisif odlučan decisivo 決定的な 결정적인 beslissend avgjørende decydujący decisivo решительный beslutsam ซึ่งลงความเห็นแล้ว belirleyici mang tính quyết định 决定性的

decisive

a. decisivo-a, terminante.
References in classic literature ?
It would be bold, therefore, and possibly unjust, to venture a decisive opinion as to its merits; although it appears to have been at least a matter of doubt, whether Colonel Pyncheon's claim were not unduly stretched, in order to make it cover the small metes and bounds of Matthew Maule.
The coming of this boy was a decisive event with Jurgis.
The looking over his letter again, in replying to it, had such a softening tendency, that it was particularly necessary to brace her up with a few decisive expressions; and she was so very much concerned at the idea of making him unhappy, and thought so much of what his mother and sisters would think and say, and was so anxious that they should not fancy her ungrateful, that Emma believed if the young man had come in her way at that moment, he would have been accepted after all.
Elinor, smiling at the grave and decisive importance of her brother's tone, calmly replied,
I recognised his decisive nose, more remarkable for character than beauty; his full nostrils, denoting, I thought, choler; his grim mouth, chin, and jaw--yes, all three were very grim, and no mistake.
She had not faltered in the resolution to do this; and now she faltered over the one decisive question which she had come there to ask.
I have frequently endeavoured to find decisive corroboration of those suspicions, but without effect.
The sergeant, a decisive man, ordered that the sound should not be answered, but that the course should be changed, and that his men should make towards it "at the double.
Over this champion the Disinherited Knight obtained a slight but decisive advantage.
Agatha gave a decisive pull, and read the message aloud.
After this decisive conclusion, I entreated to be heard a word or two.
No doubt Erik was at that time contemplating some decisive step against Raoul, but he had been wounded and had escaped to turn against poor Christine instead.