1. decisive

adjective. ['dɪˈsaɪsɪv'] determining or having the power to determine an outcome.


  • conclusive
  • fatal
  • important
  • determinant
  • determinative
  • deciding
  • peremptory
  • fateful
  • determining


  • indecisive
  • noncrucial
  • immaterial
  • inconclusiveness

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Rhymes with Decisive

  • incisive
  • divisive
  • derisive

How do you pronounce decisive?

Pronounce decisive as dɪˈsaɪsɪv.

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Sentences with decisive

1. Adjective
Use clean, sharp pruning shears to make the cut with a swift and decisive motion.

Quotes about decisive

1. Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II.
- Pope Benedict XVI

2. If bringing down the wall would require you to fly, you must believe you can fly. Otherwise, when the decisive moment comes, you will surely discover you ahve no wings.
- Patrick Carman, The Dark Hills Divide

3. There are certain mortal moments and minutes that matter. Certain hingepoints in the history of each human. Some seconds are so decisive they shrink the soul, while others are spent, so as to stretch the soul.
- Neal A. Maxwell

2. decisive

adjective. ['dɪˈsaɪsɪv'] unmistakable.


  • fortunate

3. decisive

adjective. ['dɪˈsaɪsɪv'] forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis.


  • critical
  • important


  • noncritical
  • inessential
  • unimportant

4. decisive

adjective. ['dɪˈsaɪsɪv'] characterized by decision and firmness.


  • unhesitating


  • indecisive
  • nonfatal