Incisive or Decisive?

Incisive literally means "cutting into." Figuratively, it means acute, sharp, or trenchant. The adverb form is incisively; the noun form, incisiveness.

Decisive comes from the word decide and means "conclusive, putting an end to debate." It can also mean "prompt" or "positive." The adverb form is decisively;the noun form, decisiveness.


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