de·ci·sive 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
: having the power or quality of deciding <a decisive battle>
— de·ci·sive·ly adverb
— de·ci·sive·ness noun
Examples of DECISIVE
- You must be decisive and persistent to succeed in this competitive field.
- I stood there wondering what to do, but my sister was more decisive and immediately went to the phone.
- The fight ended with a decisive blow.
- the decisive battle of the war
- The poverty of his childhood played a decisive role in his adult life.
- The meeting is seen as a decisive step toward a peace treaty.
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Related to DECISIVE
- bent (on or upon), bound, determined, do-or-die, firm, hell-bent (on or upon), intent, out, purposeful, resolute, resolved, set, single-minded
- faltering, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, undetermined, unresolved, vacillating, wavering, weak-kneed
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