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synonyms for decisive

  • conclusive
  • critical
  • crucial
  • definitive
  • determined
  • fateful
  • forceful
  • influential
  • momentous
  • positive
  • resolute
  • significant
  • absolute
  • all out
  • assured
  • bent
  • certain
  • crisp
  • decided
  • final
  • firm
  • imperative
  • imperious
  • incisive
  • intent
  • peremptory
  • resolved
  • set
  • settled
  • straight out
  • strong-minded
  • trenchant
See also synonyms for: decisively / decisiveness

antonyms for decisive

MOST RELEVANT
  • inconclusive
  • indefinite
  • insignificant
  • irresolute
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • weak
  • indecisive
  • procrastinating
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How to use decisive in a sentence

The uncertain growth outlook amid the Covid-19 pandemic means this election should be less decisive for market direction, they said.
GOLDMAN SACHS TO INVESTORS: FEARS OF A DELAYED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULT ARE OVERBLOWNBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 25, 2020FORTUNE
“Tipping-point chance” is the chance that a given state will provide the decisive vote in the Electoral College.
WHY FOUR PIVOTAL SWING STATES LIKELY WON’T BE CALLED ON ELECTION NIGHTNATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 25, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
We were not used to seeing the upper Midwest as decisive and so I think didn’t look as hard at Wisconsin and Michigan and Pennsylvania as we ought to have.
THE WORLD IS BEN SMITH’S. NOW WHAT?EUGENE ROBINSONSEPTEMBER 24, 2020OZY
We already knew that women voters would be a decisive force in the 2020 presidential election.
THE WOMEN AT THE CENTER OF THE FIGHT OVER THE SUPREME COURTKRISTENLBELLSTROMSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
She leaves behind a legacy as a fierce advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, as well as a decisive voice on the highest US court for progressive causes ranging from immigration to accessible healthcare and affirmative action.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG WAS RIGHT TO KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE ENDSARAH TODDSEPTEMBER 19, 2020QUARTZ
The language and demeanor of Mr Bellamy seemed decisive of his intentions.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The successful crossing of the Danube was soon followed by the decisive battle of Austerlitz.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
And she saw at once that he had done nothing of the sort; saw it without any more decisive denial.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
It was a disappointment to the Americans who had looked forward to inflicting a decisive and crushing defeat on the enemy.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
In 1807, however, he was called up to reinforce the Grand Army in time to take part in the decisive battle at Friedland.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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WORDS RELATED TO DECISIVE

  • actual
  • categorical
  • conclusive
  • consummate
  • decided
  • decisive
  • definite
  • exact
  • factual
  • fixed
  • genuine
  • infallible
  • positive
  • precise
  • sure
  • unambiguous
  • undeniable
  • unequivocal
  • unmitigated
  • unquestionable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.