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Synonyms for incisive
ɪnˈsaɪ sɪvin·ci·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharpadjective

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

    "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"

    Synonyms:
    intense, penetrative, discriminating, shrill, neat, sharp, shrewd, lancinating, nifty, sharp-worded, not bad(p), bang-up, astute, acuate, dandy, tart, smashing, cutting, bully, precipitous, needlelike, slap-up, abrupt, keen, lancinate, knifelike, corking, exquisite, groovy, great, acute, piercing, penetrating, swell, cracking, crisp, stabbing, peachy

    Antonyms:
    unperceptive, dull, unperceiving

  2. incisiveadjective

    suitable for cutting or piercing

    "incisive teeth"

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, piercing, knifelike, penetrative, sharp, acute, discriminating

    Antonyms:
    unperceiving, unperceptive, dull

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incisiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    cutting

  2. incisiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    sharp, acute, sarcastic, satirical, severe, biting

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "incisive":

    trenchant, assertive, insightful, pervasive

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How to use incisive in a sentence?

  1. Carrie Severino:

    Should the Court continue to use the modified argument format it adopted during the pandemic, one clear benefit will be the opportunity for Justice Thomas' incisive questions, but either way, we can expect his influence this term to be significant.

  2. Wolfango Piccoli:

    Davutoglu's likely early exit as party leader and PM constitutes another episode that show that Erdogan's dominance over the AKP and the executive is absolute and unchallenged, in the short term policy paralysis will prevail and then, once a new party leader is elected, a more incisive effort to amend the constitution could ensue.

  3. Andy Levin:

    As he walked about the Capitol in a rumpled suit, almost always with a plain white shirt and pedestrian tie, carrying bulging files with the occasional paper flying away, Carl was the very picture of sober purpose and rectitude. In truth, he wasn’t unfun, in fact, he often pierced tense situations with self-deprecating humor, and he privately shared incisive observations about others with staff and colleagues.

  4. Wolfango Piccoli:

    In the short term policy paralysis will prevail and then, once a new party leader is elected, a more incisive effort to amend the constitution could ensue.

  5. Fox News:

    Williams wrote about current and past racial tensions in America reflected through Walter Williams teenage years in a housing project in Northern Philadelphia. News of Walter Williams death promptedwords of grief from several prominent Republicans. Walter Williams was legendary, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote. Walter Williams was brilliant, incisive, witty, and profound. I grew up reading Walter Williams, and Walter Williams was a ferocious defender of free markets and a powerful explainer of the virtues of Liberty.

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