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decisive

[ dih-sahy-siv ]SEE DEFINITION OF decisive

Synonyms for decisive

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Antonyms for decisive

  • inconclusive
  • indefinite
  • ineffective
  • insignificant
  • irresolute
  • trivial
  • uncritical
  • unimportant
  • weak
  • indecisive
  • procrastinating
  • unpositive
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECISIVE

As yet, however, no decisive advantage had been gained on either side.

Still, as the case stood, his triumph was not the less brilliant or decisive.

At the dawn of the morning he made his attack sharp, unexpected, decisive.

I do not know what he said to the surgeon-major, but it was something clear and decisive.

"It doesn't matter whose sister you are," was the decisive reply.

"It's my work," said Turkey, in a decisive tone, which left me no room for rejoinder.

We do not mean however to hold forth this circumstance as decisive in its condemnation.

He had passed the decisive line and his rise was simply a question of time.

One speaker at length had a decisive influence on the question.

It was impossible to mistake the meaning of these decisive words.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Medieval Latin decisivus, from Latin decis-, past participle stem of decidere (see decide). Related: Decisively; decisiveness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DECISIVE

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adjectivecertain

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adjectiveinvolved in managing or using power
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