Definition of decisive in English:

decisive

Syllabification: de·ci·sive
Pronunciation: /diˈsīsiv
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

decisively

adverb
More example sentences
  • The police reluctance to act decisively sends out entirely the wrong message to the youths, who will feel they are beyond the law.
  • It was the introduction of Mark Corcoran, however, which decisively swung the game in the home side's favour.
  • This mounting agriculture crisis requires a solid plan of action that is decisively executed.

decisiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • Apparently his decisiveness, his so-called ‘manliness’ is appealing.
  • After Bali, she showed more leadership and decisiveness.
  • His eyes reflected the sort of decisiveness one might expect in a medical man, but they also showed a measure of serenity that seemed oddly out of place.

Origin

early 17th century: from French décisif, -ive, from medieval Latin decisivus, from decis- 'determined', from the verb decidere (see decide).

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