decisive
I adjective absolute, assured, authoritative, beyond all dispute, beyond all question, categorical, certain, characterized by decision, clear, clearly defined, commanding, compelling, conclusive, conclusory, consequential, critical, crucial, culminating, definite, definitive, determinant, determinative, determining, effectual, ernest, final, forceful, impelling, imperative, important, incontestable, indubious, inflexible, influential, intent upon, irreversible, irrevocable, momentous, of great consequence, peremptory, pivotal, positive, powerful, purposeful, questionless, resolute, resolved, significant, summary, thrustful, undoubted, unequivocal, unhesitating, unqualified, unquestionable, unquestioned, without doubt, without question associated concepts: decisive proof II index absolute (conclusive), axiomatic, categorical, certain (fixed), certain (positive), compelling, conclusive (settled), convincing, critical (crucial), crucial, definite, definitive, determinative, final, inappealable, key, last (final), major, material (important), peremptory (absolute), peremptory (imperative), positive (confident), strategic

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  • Decisive — De*ci*sive, a. [Cf. F. d[ e]cisif. See {Decision}.] 1. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive. A decisive, irrevocable doom. Bates. Decisive campaign.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decisive — [dēsī′siv, disī′siv] adj. [ML decisivus < L decisus: see DECISION] 1. that settles or can settle a dispute, question, etc.; conclusive [decisive evidence] 2. determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial [a… …   English World dictionary

  • decisive — 1610s, from M.L. decisivus, from L. decis , pp. stem of decidere (see DECIDE (Cf. decide)). Related: Decisively …   Etymology dictionary

  • decisive — 1 *conclusive, determinative, definitive Analogous words: critical, crucial, *acute: momentous, significant, consequential, important (see corresponding nouns at IMPORTANCE) Antonyms: indecisive 2 *decided Analogous words: peremptory, imperative …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • decisive — [adj] definite absolute, all out*, assured, bent, certain, conclusive, crisp, critical, crucial, decided, definitive, determined, fateful, final, firm, flat out*, forceful, imperative, imperious, incisive, influential, intent, litmus test*,… …   New thesaurus

  • decisive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) settling an issue quickly. 2) able to make decisions quickly. DERIVATIVES decisively adverb decisiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • decisive — adjective 1 a decisive step/role/battle etc an action, event etc that has a powerful effect on the final result of something: Waterloo was the decisive battle of the entire war. 2 good at making decisions quickly and with confidence: a decisive… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • decisive — de|ci|sive [dıˈsaısıv] adj 1.) an action, event etc that is decisive has a big effect on the way that something develops decisive factor/effect/influence etc ▪ Women can play a decisive role in the debate over cloning. decisive action/steps ▪ We… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • decisive — de|ci|sive [ dı saısıv ] adjective ** 1. ) making the final result of a situation completely certain: Gettysburg, site of the final, decisive battle of the Civil War Cleveland s reputation for reliability was the decisive factor in winning the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • decisive */*/ — UK [dɪˈsaɪsɪv] / US adjective 1) making the final result of a situation completely certain Gettysburg, site of the final, decisive battle of the Civil War Cleveland s reputation for reliability was the decisive factor in winning the contract. The …   English dictionary

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