Examples from the Web for incisiveness
Abby was attractive to men in spite of her smallness and leanness and incisiveness of manner.The Portion of Labor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The beauty and incisiveness of the poetic prophecy in xxxvii.
"It is certainly a medley," he replied, with some incisiveness.Brooke's Daughter|Adeline Sergeant
The incisiveness of her tone brought life into me, as a probe sometimes brings a patient out of stupor.The Doctor's Dilemma|Hesba Stretton
He talked that night brightly, and with more force and incisiveness, I thought, than he had displayed for months.Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti|T. Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for incisiveness
Word Origin and History for incisiveness
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.