incisive Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
acute; penetrating; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
- an acute observer of politics and politicians
- incisive comments
- icy knifelike reasoning
- as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
- penetrating insight
- frequent penetrative observations
adjective satellite suitable for cutting or piercing
- incisive teeth
Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; cutting; hence, sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting."An incisive, high voice." G. Eliot.
And her incisive smile accrediting That treason of false witness in my blush. Mrs. Browning.
(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the incisors; incisor; as, the. incisivebones, the premaxillaries
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