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English adjective: incisive

1. incisive having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

SamplesAn acute observer of politics and politicians.
Incisive comments.
Icy knifelike reasoning.
As sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang.
Penetrating insight.
Frequent penetrative observations.

Synonymsacute, discriminating, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp


Antonymsunperceiving, unperceptive

2. incisive suitable for cutting or piercing

SamplesIncisive teeth.



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