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Synonyms for decisive
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decisive(adj)

    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. decisive(adj)

    unmistakable

    "had a decisive lead in the polls"

    Synonyms:
    critical

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

  3. decisive(adj)

    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, decisive(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. decisive(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    positive, conclusive, decided

    Antonyms:
    indecisive

  2. decisive(adjective)

    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. decisive(adjective)

    Marked by promptness and decision.

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

    Synonyms:
    decided, positive, conclusive

    Antonyms:
    indecisive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decisive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    conclusive, final

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decisive(a)

    Synonyms:
    conclusive, final, peremptory, summary

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How to use decisive in a sentence?

  1. Eric Burhop:

    The discovery of nuclear fission was a German discovery and it appeared very likely that German physicists would be developing nuclear weapons, one knew that if the Nazis were to obtain this weapon then it would have a a decisive influence on the war, and Hitler would have no inhibitions about how to use the weapon.

  2. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos:

    We are grateful to President Obama and his government for this new gesture and the support that they have given us in this decisive moment to end the Western Hemisphere's last armed conflict.

  3. Kim Jong:

    After all, this is a leader who hasn't hesitated to use decisive force against domestic adversaries and has been schooled in the lessons of his father and grandfather.

  4. Newt Gingrich:

    I think Donald Trump does not want to make a decision until the convention, i think that he is a very decisive person and in case of a few of us—I’m an example. There’s not much vetting to do. I mean, you guys have been all over me for a decade.

  5. Mogens Lykketoft:

    We are far away from reaching the scale required, the trillions of dollars required in the next 15 years to make a decisive impact.


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