Origin of incisive
Synonyms for incisive
Related Words for incisivenessburn, zip, keenness, bite, guts, sharpness, punch, sting, zap, piquancy, kick, spice
Examples from the Web for incisiveness
Historical Examples of incisiveness
Jeremy was pale, but his manner kept its incisiveness, his speech its lucidity.Double Harness
There is lack of incisiveness, sharpness of outline, cohesion of thought.A History of American Literature Since 1870
Fred Lewis Pattee
There appears to be an incisiveness about them which appeals to parrot nature.Birds of the Plains
The beauty and incisiveness of the poetic prophecy in xxxvii.
"It is certainly a medley," he replied, with some incisiveness.Brooke's Daughter
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.