incisiveness


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in·ci·sive

 (ĭn-sī′sĭv)
adj.
Penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression: an incisive mind; incisive comments.

in·ci′sive·ly adv.
in·ci′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incisiveness - keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellectincisiveness - keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
effectiveness, effectivity, effectuality, effectualness - power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect

incisiveness

noun
A cutting quality:
Translations

incisiveness

[ɪnˈsaɪsɪvnɪs] N [of remark, criticism] → lo incisivo, lo mordaz

incisiveness

n (of style, tone, words)Prägnanz f; (of criticism)Scharfsinnigkeit f; (of mind)Schärfe f; (of person)Scharfsinn m
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Miss Tulliver," he said, with bitter incisiveness, "has the only grounds of rank that anything but vulgar folly can suppose to belong to the middle class; she is thoroughly refined, and her friends, whatever else they may be, are respected for irreproachable honor and integrity.
Long before, on noticing a dying tree, he had observed, with the pitiless incisiveness which would spare neither others nor himself: 'I am like that.
This request forced the communicative cleric out of the gangway, and before he could speak in the next room, the girl was talking with strange incisiveness.
South Africa will want to tighten up in the field and perhaps find some extra incisiveness with their bowling as they face tougher challenges ahead.
Still, the book does not examine Muslim communities in Europe with the same incisiveness that it dedicates to the European status quo.
Out of possession, they closed down the Villa defenders quickly and, with the ball, they were even more rapid with the pace and incisiveness of their attacking play.
It is a tale told with integrity and incisiveness that more than succeeds in engendering empathy.
City were harried as they attempted to play their passing game and they missed the incisiveness of the injured Kevin De Bruyne as the Spurs defence did a superb job of coping with Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.
The Red Bulls dominated possession in the first half but lacked the incisiveness needed to break the ice.
Linda was universally respected for her remarkable combination of integrity, wisdom and incisiveness," said Andrew Reardon, Chairman of the Board of CP.
Since the opening few games of the season, this current Coventry City side have struggled to replicate that incisiveness and precision with which we once played.