Origin of decisive
Examples from the Web for decisiveness
He must be a symbol of decisiveness, wisdom, and compassion.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing like a former Communist country to show how to handle a problem—they have a long ignoble history of decisiveness.Thank You, Croatia: All Hail Mandatory Vaccinations|Kent Sepkowitz|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the public—and not just through the mainstream media—were voicing a hunger for decisiveness.
But already a policeman had been sworn, and given his evidence with the decisiveness of a gramophone.Essays in Rebellion|Henry W. Nevinson
He added to the decisiveness of that by handing Jil-Lee the glasses and sliding down from their perch.The Defiant Agents|Andre Alice Norton
He said this was why, but I hope it was his loving wish to have his prompt son, so like himself in his decisiveness, with him.New Treasure Seekers|E. (Edith) Nesbit
The ice once broken, he had the cheerfulness of decisiveness and an indescribable spirit of energy which made him attractive.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
Her death had never been even a remote possibility to his mind, though the parting had had the decisiveness of death.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for decisiveness
Word Origin and History for decisiveness
1610s, from Medieval Latin decisivus, from Latin decis-, past participle stem of decidere (see decide). Related: Decisively; decisiveness.