incisive: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in-sī'siv), [key]
— adj.
  1. penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant: an incisive tone of voice.
  2. remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute: an incisive method of summarizing the issue.
  3. adapted for cutting or piercing.
  4. of or pertaining to the incisors: the incisive teeth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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