Definition of "decisive" []

  • Having the power to decide; conclusive. (adjective)
  • Characterized by decision and firmness; resolute. (adjective)
  • Beyond doubt; unmistakable: a decisive defeat. (adjective)
  • Influential; conclusive (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Characterized by the ability to make decisions, esp quickly; resolute (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "decisive" in a sentence
  • "SESAY: The Iraqi prime minister has announces what he calls a decisive offensive in the northern city of Mosul."
  • "Meditating on the deep meaning of the Cross, Sanneh came to what he describes as a decisive conclusion: Suffering is not alien to the nature of God, as his Islamic teachers had insisted, but is at the heart of God's compassion."
  • "U. S.-led forces there say they are planning what they call decisive operations to reclaim two southern Afghan towns recently captured by Taliban."