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Definition of incisive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    incisive

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪnˈsaɪsɪv//
     
    (approving)
     
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  1. 1showing clear thought and good understanding of what is important, and the ability to express this incisive comments/criticism/analysis an incisive mind
  2. 2 showing someone's ability to make decisions and act with force an incisive performance
 
adverb
incisiveness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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