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 ?
"No, life is not over at thirty-one!" Prince Andrew suddenly decided finally and decisively. "It is not enough for me to know what I have in me- everyone must know it: Pierre, and that young girl who wanted to fly away into the sky, everyone must know me, so that my life may not be lived for myself alone while others live so apart from it, but so that it may be reflected in them all, and they and I may live in harmony!"
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."
"Well now, do dress me." He turned to Matvey and threw off his dressing-gown decisively.
'You shall not to-night!' answered Linton decisively. 'Walk down stairs at once, and repeat to your master what I have said.
"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. "And I don't see any sense in fighting and fighting and fighting, yet always losing through some derned old lunkhead of a general."
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."
"No, no," he told Wendy decisively; "perhaps she would say I was old, and I just want always to be a little boy and to have fun."