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English adjective: decisive

1. decisive determining or having the power to determine an outcome


SamplesCast the decisive vote.
Two factors had a decisive influence.


Similardeciding, determinant, determinative, determining, fatal, fateful, peremptory


See alsoconclusive, crucial, important


Antonymsindecisive

2. decisive unmistakable


SamplesHad a decisive lead in the polls.


Similardefinite


Antonymsindefinite

3. decisive characterized by decision and firmness


SamplesAn able and decisive young woman.
We needed decisive leadership.
She gave him a decisive answer.


Similarresolute, unhesitating


See alsoresolute


Antonymsindecisive

4. decisive forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis


SamplesA critical point in the campaign.
The critical test.


Synonymscritical


Similarcrucial, important


Antonymsnoncrucial









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