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Definition of "incisive" []

  • Penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression: an incisive mind; incisive comments. (adjective)
  • Keen, penetrating, or acute (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.

  • Biting or sarcastic; mordant (adjective)
  • Having a sharp cutting edge (adjective)

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Use "incisive" in a sentence
  • "Where this assemblage of impressive objects falls short, though, is in incisive curatorial analysis."
  • "A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Art Museum falls short in incisive curatorial analysis."
  • "Your propensity to slander people who point out the inherent flaws in your strategy is duly noted, such as calling the incisive"