adjective \di-ˈsī-siv\

: able to make choices quickly and confidently

: causing something to end in a particular way : determining what the result of something will be

: very clear and obvious

Full Definition of DECISIVE

:  having the power or quality of deciding <a decisive battle>
:  resolute, determined <a decisive manner>
:  unmistakable, unquestionable <a decisive superiority>
de·ci·sive·ly adverb
de·ci·sive·ness noun

Examples of DECISIVE

  1. You must be decisive and persistent to succeed in this competitive field.
  2. I stood there wondering what to do, but my sister was more decisive and immediately went to the phone.
  3. The fight ended with a decisive blow.
  4. the decisive battle of the war
  5. The poverty of his childhood played a decisive role in his adult life.
  6. The meeting is seen as a decisive step toward a peace treaty.

First Known Use of DECISIVE


Rhymes with DECISIVE


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