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What Is Decisive? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS DECISIVE – In this topic, we will first know the definition of this term and how is this term used in sentences.

WHAT IS DECISIVE

Definition

The Oxford Dictionary described this term as the following:

  • settling an issue; producing a definite result
  • (of a person) having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • having the power or quality of deciding
  • resolute, determined
  • unmistakable
  • unquestionable

Synonyms and Antonyms

Here are the following synonyms and antonyms of this term:

  • Synonyms
    • deciding
    • conclusive
    • determining
    • final
    • settling
    • resolute
    • firm
    • strong-minded
    • strong-willed
    • determined
  • Antonyms
    • faltering
    • hesitant
    • indecisive
    • irresolute
    • undetermined
    • unresolved

Etymology

It is an early 17th century term from the French term décisif and -ive, which is derived from the medieval Latin term decisivus.

Examples

Here are some of the examples:

  • You must be decisive and persistent to succeed in this competitive field.
  • Both thinkers would spawn defenders and schools of thought that would become decisive in establishing modernism.
  • When they did, Colonel Leavenworth was warned to do something decisive or he would lose Indian respect forever.
  • The deep split over the war on Iraq shattered any illusions in a common position on really decisive foreign issues.

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  • Kristel Socito September 26, 2020, 12:48 pm

    Decisive
    : a statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol

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