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 proof." --Hallam. [1913 Webster]
2. Marked by promptness and decision. [1913 Webster]
A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive character. --J. Foster.
1: determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence" [ant: indecisive]
2: unmistakable; "had a decisive lead in the polls"
3: characterized by decision and firmness; "an able and decisive young woman"; "we needed decisive leadership"; "she gave him a decisive answer" [ant: indecisive]
4: forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test" [syn: critical, decisive]
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