• IPA: /ɪnˈsaɪsɪv/



  1. Quickly proceeding to judgment and forceful in expression; decisive; forthright.
    An incisive producer, who expressed vehement disapproval with my pitch upon my first sentence.
  2. Intelligently analytical and concise.
  3. Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting.
    • An incisive, high voice.
    • And her incisive smile accrediting / That treason of false witness in my blush.
  4. (anatomy) Of or relating to the incisors.
    the incisive bones, the premaxillaries

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