from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Settling a matter or conflict; conclusive:
- adjective Characterized by or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and firmly; resolute.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Having the power or quality of determining a question, doubt, contest, event, etc.; final; conclusive; putting an end to controversy: as, the opinion of the court is decisive on the question.
- Marked by decision or prompt determination.
- noun A decisive thing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
- adjective Marked by promptness and decision.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having the power or quality of
decidinga question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
- adjective Marked by
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective determining or having the power to determine an outcome
- adjective characterized by decision and firmness
- adjective forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
- adjective unmistakable
Sorry, no etymologies found.
SESAY: The Iraqi prime minister has announces what he calls a decisive offensive in the northern city of Mosul.
Meditating on the deep meaning of the Cross, Sanneh came to what he describes as a decisive conclusion: Suffering is not alien to the nature of God, as his Islamic teachers had insisted, but is at the heart of God's compassion.
The president saying all of these conflicts are connected in what he called the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century.
The president saying all of these conflicts are connected in what he calls the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century.
He is now framing the conflict a part of what he calls the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century against Islamic terrorists.
U. S.-led forces there say they are planning what they call decisive operations to reclaim two southern Afghan towns recently captured by Taliban.
O'BRIEN: A top official in Spain's outgoing government says the investigation into the Madrid train bombings last week is what he calls a decisive phase.
The vice president has come home to Tennessee to wait out the election results and what he describes as a decisive moment in his quest for the presidency.
Here Castro restated his thanks to the Soviet Government for the material and political support received, which he called decisive for the consolidation and development of the revolution in this Caribbean island.
He said his top priority is to "maintain the momentum" on the battlefield by continuing to pursue the Taliban, especially in what he called the decisive terrain of southern Afghanistan that has been the Taliban's power base.