HyperDic: incisive

English > 2 senses of the word incisive:
ADJECTIVEallincisive, acute, discriminating, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharphaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
allincisivesuitable for cutting or piercing
incisive > pronunciation
Soundsihnsay'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > incisive: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.
Examples
  • "incisive comments"
  • "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"
Synonymsacute, discriminating, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp
BroaderperceptiveHaving the ability to perceive or understand
Spanishafilado, agudo, fino, incisivo, mordaz, penetrante, punzante
Catalanafilat, agut, fi, incisiu, penetrant
Nounsincisivenesskeenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
Adverbsincisivelyin an incisive manner
English > incisive: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningSuitable for cutting or piercing.
Example"incisive teeth"
BroadersharpHaving or made by a thin edge or sharp point
Spanishcortante, incisivo
Nounsincisionthe cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
incisiona depression scratched or carved into a surface
Verbsincisemake an incision / incision into by carving or cutting

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