A graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, she is also known for her incisive reporting on a wide range of legal topics.
John Jenkins describes Miller as an “incisive witness both to scientific acumen and religious belief.”
Too Much Moneyby Dominick Dunne From the master scribe of high society, one last, incisive novel of foibles and wit.
Considered as historical snapshots of our recently departed Gilded Age, Spoiled is incisive and unsparing.
It took time, but Hemingway eventually met his match in the incisive Kenneth Lynn.
It was resonant, far-reaching, incisive; but it rang abruptly and without mellowness.
Toward me their manner was incisive, and they demanded certain information.
His method of presentation was the more attractive because he seasoned it with incisive wit.
Each quiet, incisive word that Chet spoke was clearly heard.
Once more his mental processes became clear and incisive, his commands direct and to the point.
early 15c., inscisif, "slashing, cutting with a sharp edge," from Middle French incisif and directly from Medieval Latin incisivus, from Latin incis-, past participle stem of incidere (see incision). Originally literal; figurative sense of "mentally acute" first recorded 1850 as a borrowing from French. Related: Incisively; incisiveness.
incisive in·ci·sive (ĭn-sī'sĭv)
Having the power to cut.
Relating to the incisor teeth.