John Jenkins describes Miller as an “incisive witness both to scientific acumen and religious belief.”
Considered as historical snapshots of our recently departed Gilded Age, Spoiled is incisive and unsparing.
Peripheral vision and incisive criticism all in one low to the ground, rosy-cheeked, smart as you please Barbara Delbanco.
early 15c., inscisif, "slashing, cutting with a sharp edge," from Middle French incisif and directly from Medieval Latin incisivus, from Latin incis-, past participle stem of incidere (see incision). Originally literal; figurative sense of "mentally acute" first recorded 1850 as a borrowing from French. Related: Incisively; incisiveness.
incisive in·ci·sive (ĭn-sī'sĭv)
Having the power to cut.
Relating to the incisor teeth.