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decisiveness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  Marked  by  promptness  and  decision. 
 
  A  noble  instance  of  this  attribute  of  the  decisive 
  character.  --J.  Foster. 
 
  Syn:  Decided;  positive;  conclusive.  See  {Decided}.  -- 
  {De*ci"sive*ly},  adv  --  {De*ci"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decisiveness 
  n  1:  the  trait  of  resoluteness  as  evidenced  by  firmness  of 
  character  or  purpose;  "a  man  of  unusual  decisiveness" 
  [syn:  {decision}]  [ant:  {indecisiveness},  {indecisiveness}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  final  or  definitely  settled:  "the 
  finality  of  death"  [syn:  {finality},  {conclusiveness}] 
  [ant:  {inconclusiveness}] 




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