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Synonyms for decisive
dɪˈsaɪ sɪvde·ci·sive

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  1. decisiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    positive, conclusive, decided

    Antonyms:
    indecisive

  2. decisiveadjective

    Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.

    A decisive battle is fatal for one side's war chances

    Synonyms:
    decided, positive, conclusive

    Antonyms:
    indecisive

  3. decisiveadjective

    Marked by promptness and decision.

    A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive character. -J. Foster.

    Synonyms:
    decided, positive, conclusive

    Antonyms:
    indecisive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decisiveadjective

    determining or having the power to determine an outcome

    "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"

    Synonyms:
    critical

    Antonyms:
    hesitant, undecided, suspensive, hesitating, on the fence(p), indefinite, indecisive, noncrucial

  2. decisiveadjective

    unmistakable

    "had a decisive lead in the polls"

    Synonyms:
    critical

    Antonyms:
    indefinite, indecisive, undecided, suspensive, hesitant, hesitating, on the fence(p), noncrucial

  3. decisiveadjective

    characterized by decision and firmness

    "an able and decisive young woman"; "we needed decisive leadership"; "she gave him a decisive answer"

    Synonyms:
    critical

    Antonyms:
    hesitating, indefinite, indecisive, noncrucial, on the fence(p), hesitant, undecided, suspensive

  4. critical, decisiveadjective

    forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

    "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test"

    Synonyms:
    critical, vital

    Antonyms:
    indefinite, hesitant, undecided, on the fence(p), hesitating, noncrucial, suspensive, indecisive

Editors Contribution

  1. key partadverb

    Submitted by jndiwehfyusn on September 20, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decisiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    conclusive, final

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decisiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    conclusive, final, peremptory, summary

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How to use decisive in a sentence?

  1. The US:

    The regime in Tehran should understand that any attacks by them or their proxies of any identity against The US interests or citizens will be answered with a swift and decisive The US response.

  2. Alexey Simanovsky:

    The Eurobond market is traditionally important for Russian banks as a source of funding, but it is not the decisive source, it is better to have access, but if there is no access then banks find alternative sources. The economy needs financing and will be financed.

  3. Hidenobu Tokuda:

    Current levels around 100 yen to the dollar won't deal a decisive blow to Japanese companies as a whole, nor will it cause the economy to falter.

  4. Marjorie Dannenfelser:

    Read MoreAnti-abortion groups thank President Trump for taking decisive action to disentangle taxpayers from the abortion industry.

  5. Santiago Silva:

    It's possible that the pope will ask some (bishops) to leave their diocese ... there must be a drastic solution, strong and decisive, that is for certain.


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