- The definition of incisive is someone or something accurate, clear thinking or well focused.
An owner of a successful new restaurant who is smart, thinks clearly and sees things clearly is an example of someone who would be described as incisive.
- cutting into
- sharp; keen; penetrating; acute: an incisive mind
- of the incisors
Origin: ML incisivus from Classical Latin incisus: see incise
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- in·ciˈsive·ly adverb
- in·ciˈsive·ness noun
incisive - Medical Definition
- Having the power to cut.
- Relating to the incisor teeth.