decisively


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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.decisively - with firmness; "`I will come along,' she said decisively"
indecisively - lacking firmness or resoluteness; "`I don't know,' he said indecisively"
2.decisively - with finality; conclusively; "the voted settled the argument decisively"
indecisively - without finality; inconclusively; "the battle ended indecisively; neither side had clearly won but neither side admitted defeat"
3.decisively - in an indisputable degree; "the Fisher Act of 1918 decisively raised their status and pay"
Translations
بصورَةٍ حاسِمَه
rozhodně
beslutsomtresolut
án òess aî hika
azimlekararlı bir şekilde

decisively

[dɪˈsaɪsɪvlɪ] ADV
1. (= conclusively) to be decisively beatenser derrotado de modo decisivo
2. (= resolutely) → con decisión, con resolución

decisively

[dɪˈsaɪsɪvli] adv [act] → avec fermeté; [vote, reject, win] → de manière décisive; [say] → de manière résolue

decisively

adv
(= crucially, conclusively) change, influenceentscheidend; defeatdeutlich; rejectentschieden
(= resolutely) saybestimmt, entschlossen; actentschlossen

decisively

[dɪˈsaɪsɪvlɪ] adv (act) → con decisione

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.
References in classic literature ?
Prince Andrew suddenly decided finally and decisively.
She was remarkably quick in the discovery of attachments, and had enjoyed the advantage of raising the blushes and the vanity of many a young lady by insinuations of her power over such a young man; and this kind of discernment enabled her soon after her arrival at Barton decisively to pronounce that Colonel Brandon was very much in love with Marianne Dashwood.
She had already secretly disobeyed him by asking her father to help them, and he had ended decisively by saying, "I am more likely to want help myself.
He turned to Matvey and threw off his dressing-gown decisively.
In short," concluded the parson, decisively smacking his leg with his switch, "there's hardly such another family in England.
Browning's works, the culmination of his dramatic method, and the turning-point more decisively than Dramatis Personae of his style.
Chilton--or his feelings," reproved Miss Polly, decisively.
A little green worm came crawling over a dewy leaf, lifting two-thirds of his body into the air from time to time and "sniffing around," then proceeding again -- for he was measuring, Tom said; and when the worm approached him, of its own accord, he sat as still as a stone, with his hopes rising and falling, by turns, as the creature still came toward him or seemed inclined to go elsewhere; and when at last it considered a painful moment with its curved body in the air and then came decisively down upon Tom's leg and began a journey over him, his whole heart was glad -- for that meant that he was going to have a new suit of clothes -- without the shadow of a doubt a gaudy piratical uniform.
Well, then, if we fight like the devil an' don't ever whip, it must be the general's fault," said the youth grandly and decisively.
It would be impossible to take action--all we can do is to keep careful watch, especially as regards Lady Arabella, and be ready to act, promptly and decisively, if the opportunity occurs.
All right; I won't," he said decisively, realizing that the discussion was in danger of becoming a vituperative, schoolboy argument.
Despite his sixty years and snow-white hair, his hand-shake was firmly hearty, and he showed no signs of decrepitude, walking with a quick, snappy step, making all movements definitely and decisively.