HyperDic: decisive

English > 4 senses of the word decisive:
ADJECTIVEalldecisivedetermining or having the power to determine an outcome
alldecisiveunmistakable / unmistakable
alldecisivecharacterized by decision and firmness
alldecisive, criticalforming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
decisive > pronunciation
Soundsdihsay'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > decisive: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDetermining or having the power to determine an outcome.
Examples
  • "cast the decisive vote"
  • "two factors had a decisive influence"
Narrowerdeciding, determinant, determinative, determiningHaving the power or quality of deciding
fateful, fatalHaving momentous consequences
peremptoryputting an end to all debate or action
See alsoconclusiveforming an end or termination
crucial, importantOf extreme / extreme importance
resoluteFirm in purpose or belief
Oppositeindecisivenot definitely settling something
Spanishdecisivo, determinante
Catalandecisiu
Nounsdecisivenessthe quality of being final or definitely settled
Adverbsdecisivelywith finality
Verbsdecideinfluence or determine
English > decisive: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningunmistakable / unmistakable.
Example"had a decisive lead in the polls"
Broaderdefiniteprecise
Nounsdecisivenessthe quality of being final or definitely settled
Adverbsdecisivelyin an indisputable / indisputable degree
English > decisive: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCharacterized by decision and firmness.
Examples
  • "an able and decisive young woman"
  • "we needed decisive leadership"
  • "she gave him a decisive answer"
Narrowerunhesitating, resoluteCharacterized by quickness and firmness
See alsoresoluteFirm in purpose or belief
OppositeindecisiveCharacterized by lack of decision and firmness
Nounsdecisivenessthe trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose
Adverbsdecisivelywith firmness
Verbsdecidereach, make, or come to a decision about something
decidebring to an end
English > decisive: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningforming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis.
Synonymcritical
Broadercrucial, importantOf extreme / extreme importance
Spanishalarmante, clave, crítico, decisivo, fundamental
Catalanalarmant, clau, crític, decisiu, fonamental
Nounsdecisivenessthe quality of being final or definitely settled

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