from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression: an incisive mind; incisive comments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Quickly proceeding to judgment and forceful in expression; decisive; forthright.
- adj. Intelligently analytical and concise.
- adj. Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting.
- adj. Of or relating to the incisors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; cutting
- adj. Of or pertaining to the incisors; incisor.
- adj. Clearly and succinctly stated, with penetrating insight into the issue at hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the quality of cutting into or dividing the substance of anything; cutting, or used for cutting: as, the incisive teeth.
- Figuratively, sharply and clearly expressive; penetrating; trenchant; sharp; acute.
- Having the power of breaking up or dissolving viscid or coagulated humors.
- In anatomy and zoology: Having the character, function, or situation of an incisor tooth; incisorial.
- Pertaining in any way to an incisor; situated near incisors; containing incisors: synonymous with premaxillary or intermaxillary and prepalatine.
- n. In entomology, the incisive edge of the mandible of a beetle. See incisive edge, above.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
- adj. suitable for cutting or piercing
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