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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Decisive \De*ci*sive\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]cisif. See Decision.]
1. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or
controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy;
final; conclusive. "A decisive, irrevocable doom."
--Bates. "Decisive campaign." --Macaulay. "Decisive
2. Marked by promptness and decision.
A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive
character. --J. Foster.
Syn: Decided; positive; conclusive. See Decided. --
De*ci"sive*ly, adv. -- De*ci"sive*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of
character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness" [syn:
decisiveness, decision] [ant: indecision,
2: the quality of being final or definitely settled; "the
finality of death" [syn: finality, conclusiveness,
decisiveness] [ant: inconclusiveness]
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