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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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.
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.
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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.
Played under unusually oppressive heat, the match at Al Mamzar never rose to expectations with Al Jazira sorely missing incisiveness in attack due to the absence of their foreign duo of Jefferson Farfan and Mirko Vucinic.
His form and incisiveness has been fantastic for Newcastle.
This is a very distinctive piano trio working with great intellectual incisiveness but also making music of excitement and emotional depth.
He's lively and always dangerous with his change of direction, his incisiveness and how penetrative he is.
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While, up front, they have lost their fluidity, incisiveness and edge that made them such a frequent danger whenever they went on the attack last season.