Examples from the Web for incisive
His correspondence, much of which survives, is that of an incisive and articulate observer.
John Jenkins describes Miller as an “incisive witness both to scientific acumen and religious belief.”Meet the Prizewinning Catholic Biologist Creationists Can’t Stand|Karl W. Giberson|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But unlike Bloom and Eagleton, his books have been, while erudite and incisive, unashamedly populist.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It took time, but Hemingway eventually met his match in the incisive Kenneth Lynn.
The ideas in these comics are more subtle and incisive than simply depicting the imprisonment of the capitalist metropolis.Smoked Fish Surrealism: Ben Katchor’s Comics of NYC Neurotics|Jacob Siegel|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had no right and no wish to know what the other man chose to conceal beneath that curt and incisive manner.The Shepherd of the North|Richard Aumerle Maher
A faintly quizzical look came into the man's incisive stare.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
The old man's voice grew suddenly clear and incisive, and Orsino broke off in the middle of his sentence.Don Orsino|F. Marion Crawford
"It was sold for money, I suppose," he said with studied and incisive calmness.An Outcast of the Islands|Joseph Conrad
Wrede, in his incomparably succinct and incisive way, had the courage to say so.The Origin of Paul's Religion|J. Gresham Machen
British Dictionary definitions for incisive
Word Origin and History for incisive
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.