Decisive meaning

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The definition of decisive is having the ability to make decisions or something that determines what comes next.

An example of decisive is a person who always makes up her mind firmly and quickly.

An example of decisive is the information gained from a student's success in the classes which they take to determine their interest in their major field of study.

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Settling a matter or conflict; conclusive.

The decisive battle in the war; the decisive piece of evidence in the lawsuit.

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Characterized by or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and firmly; resolute.

A decisive leader.

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That settles or can settle a dispute, question, etc.; conclusive.

Decisive evidence.

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Determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial.

A decisive moment in his career.

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Having the quality of decision; showing determination or firmness.

A decisive tone of voice.

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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.

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Marked by promptness and decision.

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

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Origin of decisive

From Middle French décisif