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noun as in decision

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They acted in a civil, as I’ve already said, but a decisive and professional manner.

A few weeks later, the city’s Republican mayor took a rare trip to the Metropolitan Transit System to cast the decisive vote that made her the agency’s chair.

For that reason, only a small group of leading companies had taken decisive action before the pandemic hit.

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In May, the International Red Cross and representatives of other groups called for “the world’s governments to take immediate and decisive action to prevent and stop cyberattacks” against the health sector.

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With a need for private and public partners to take decisive action, create long-term solutions, and safeguard families for both the present and the future.

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He must be a symbol of decisiveness, wisdom, and compassion.

Nothing like a former Communist country to show how to handle a problem—they have a long ignoble history of decisiveness.

Rather, it takes strategy, sharp eyesight, a quick finger, and a right-now decisiveness to play the game well.

They typically step forward to calm the nerves, ease the panic, and provide rapid decisiveness for those too stunned to react.

But patients hate this—they want easy decisiveness and jolly confidence as we march calmly, peacefully over the horizon together.

Her death had never been even a remote possibility to his mind, though the parting had had the decisiveness of death.

"Not much chance of that," said Aunt Maria with her usual decisiveness.

"Of course," said Buck, turning to him with sombre decisiveness.

The present, where we might expect the future, conveys the certainty and decisiveness of the result.

He is a most intelligent man, and speaks with such fluent decisiveness that all he says carries conviction.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decisiveness, such as: assertiveness, firmness, willpower, conclusiveness, determination, and purpose.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.