decisive

[dih-sahy-siv]
adjective
1.
having the power or quality of deciding; putting an end to controversy; crucial or most important: Your argument was the decisive one.
2.
characterized by or displaying no or little hesitation; resolute; determined: The general was known for his decisive manner.
3.
indisputable; definite: a decisive defeat.
4.
unsurpassable; commanding: a decisive lead in the voting.

Origin:
1605–15; < Medieval Latin dēcīsīvus, equivalent to Latin dēcīs(us) (see decision) + -īvus -ive

decisively, adverb
decisiveness, noun
nondecisive, adjective
nondecisively, adverb
nondecisiveness, noun
predecisive, adjective
predecisively, adverb


1. conclusive, final. 2. firm.
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decisive (dɪˈsaɪsɪv)
 
adj
1.  influential; conclusive: a decisive argument
2.  characterized by the ability to make decisions, esp quickly; resolute
 
de'cisively
 
adv
 
de'cisiveness
 
n

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decisive
1610s, see decide + -ive.
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Example sentences
But permanent relocation is a more decisive process.
The achievements of the deceivers were invaluable if not always decisive.
The electoral defeat was decisive.
Kirk was thoughtful and sympathetic but also decisive and combative.
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