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 ?
But he had no time to utter the decisive word which the expression of his face caused his mother to await with terror, and which would perhaps have forever remained a cruel memory to them both.
The greater number of the young women, who envied Anna and had long been weary of hearing her called virtuous, rejoiced at the fulfillment of their predictions, and were only waiting for a decisive turn in public opinion to fall upon her with all the weight of their scorn.
Looking back now, I find that exactly two months previous to this inspiration, I had had an omen of its coming in the form of a sudden and decisive alteration in my tastes--more particularly in music.
and yet, she could not help rather anticipating something decisive.
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.
If the evidence be deemed sufficient, he pronounces sentence, which in some cases is decisive and without appeal.
They had followed immediately behind him, thinking it barely possible that his actions might prove a clew to my whereabouts and had witnessed my short but decisive battle with him.
They repeatedly endeavoured to single out each other, spurred by mutual animosity, and aware that the fall of either leader might be considered as decisive of victory.
This was enough to determine Sir Thomas; and a decisive "then so it shall be" closed that stage of the business; Sir Thomas retiring from it with some feelings of satisfaction, and views of good over and above what he had communicated to his son; for his prime motive in sending her away had very little to do with the propriety of her seeing her parents again, and nothing at all with any idea of making her happy.
Hearing these decisive and terrible words, Lady Macbeth, who had been waiting for a sign of weakness or vacillation on the part of her son-in-law, rose and, with a scared look, left the library.
There are other points of view, in which its influence will appear more immediate and decisive.
Compare the members of the three great departments of the thirteen States, excluding from the judiciary department the justices of peace, with the members of the corresponding departments of the single government of the Union; compare the militia officers of three millions of people with the military and marine officers of any establishment which is within the compass of probability, or, I may add, of possibility, and in this view alone, we may pronounce the advantage of the States to be decisive.