having the power or quality of deciding
; putting an end to controversy; crucial or most important: Your argument was the decisive one.
characterized by or displaying no or little hesitation; resolute; determined: The general was known for his decisive manner.
indisputable; definite: a decisive defeat.
unsurpassable; commanding: a decisive lead in the voting.
Origin: 1605–15; Related forms
< Medieval Latin dēcīsīvus,
equivalent to Latin dēcīs
) (see decision
) + -īvus -ive
1. conclusive, final. 2. firm.