AskDefine | Define decisive

Dictionary Definition

decisive adj
1 determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence" [ant: indecisive]
2 unmistakable; "had a decisive lead in the polls"
3 characterized by decision and firmness; "an able an decisive young woman"; "we needed decisive leadership"; "she gave him a decisive answer" [ant: indecisive]
4 forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test" [syn: critical]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
  2. Marked by promptness and decision.
    A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive character. -J. Foster.


Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy
Marked by promptness and decision



  1. Feminine plural of decisivo

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