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.
adv 1: with firmness; "`I will come along,' she said decisively"
[syn: resolutely] [ant: indecisively]
2: with finality; conclusively; "the voted settled the argument
decisively" [ant: indecisively]
3: in an indisputable degree; "the Fisher act of 1918
decisively raised their status and pay"