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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.



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


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


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

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

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