What is another word for incisive?

Pronunciation: [ɪnsˈa͡ɪsɪv] (IPA)

When it comes to describing something as incisive, there are several words that come to mind that can be used as synonyms. Sharp, keen, penetrating, and perceptive are just a few examples. Each of these words conveys a sense of depth and accuracy, suggesting a keen understanding of a subject or situation. Other synonyms for incisive may include insightful, astute, and shrewd, which suggest a level of intelligence and cleverness that is able to cut through complex ideas or situations. Ultimately, any of these words can help to convey a sense of incisiveness, which is an important trait in many contexts.

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What are the opposite words for incisive?

When we talk about the word 'incisive,' it highlights sharpness and clarity, indicating that someone is capable of clear and precise thinking. The antonyms for the word 'incisive' are quite diverse, and these include vague, dull, unfocused, and confused. When someone is vague, they lack a clear understanding of what they are trying to communicate, making it difficult to follow their line of thought. On the other hand, if someone is dull, they lack intelligence or mental acumen. Unfocused means that someone lacks a clear goal or objective, and as a result, they meander through their ideas. Lastly, when someone is confused, they can't separate the relevant information from the less important information, so their thoughts are jumbled, and it's hard to determine what their main point is.

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Usage examples for Incisive

"Mrs. Harford and I," pursued the Doctor, his voice growing more incisive, his manner more stern, "both enjoyed ourselves in that club, and we are most curious to know why we were not included this year."
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
This power made Calhoun a dangerous antagonist to Webster, with all his sledge-hammer strokes of logic and incisive reasoning.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
"I am sorry to interrupt you, Henry," said the sharp, incisive tones of his sister-in-law.
"Girls of the Forest"
L. T. Meade

Famous quotes with Incisive

  • It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
    Rod Serling
  • It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
    Rod Serling
  • The slavery debate has been really a death-struggle from that moment. Mr. Clay thought not. Mr. Clay was a shrewd politician, but the difference between him and Calhoun was the difference between principle and expediency. Calhoun's sharp, incisive genius has engraved his name, narrow but deep, upon our annals. The fluent and facile talents of Clay in a bold, large hand wrote his name in honey upon many pages. But time is already licking it away. Henry Clay was our great compromiser. That was known, and that was the reason why Mr. Buchanan's story of a bargain with J.Q. Adams always clung to Mr. Clay. He had compromised political policies so long that he had forgotten there is such a thing as political principle, which is simply a name for the moral instincts applied to government. He did not see that when Mr. Calhoun said he should return to the Constitution he took the question with him, and shifted the battle-ground from the low, poisonous marsh of compromise, where the soldiers never know whether they are standing on land or water, to the clear, hard height of principle. Mr. Clay had his omnibus at the door to roll us out of the mire. The Whig party was all right and ready to jump in. The Democratic party was all right. The great slavery question was going to be settled forever. The bushel-basket of national peace and plenty and prosperity was to be heaped up and run over. Mr. Pierce came all the way from the granite hills of New Hampshire, where people are supposed to tell the truth, to an- nounce to a happy country that it was at peace — that its bushel-basket was never so overflowingly full before. And then what ? Then the bottom fell out. Then the gentlemen in the national rope -walk at Washington found they had been busily twining a rope of sand to hold the country together. They had been trying to compromise the principles of human justice, not the percentage of a tariff ; the instincts of human nature and consequently of all permanent government, and the conscience of the country saw it. Compromises are the sheet-anchor of the Union — are they? As the English said of the battle of Bunker Hill, that two such victories would ruin their army, so two such sheet- anchors as the Compromise of 1850 would drag the Union down out of sight forever.
    George William Curtis
  • Karl Marx took up the rallying call [of 19th Century progress], and applied his incisive language and intellect to the task of launching this major new and, as he thought, definitive step in history towards salvation — towards what Kant had described as the “Kingdom of God”. Once the truth of the hereafter had been rejected, it would then be a question of establishing the truth of the here and now. The critique of Heaven is transformed into the critique of earth, the critique of theology into the critique of politics. Progress towards the better, towards the definitively good world, no longer comes simply from science but from politics — from a scientifically conceived politics that recognizes the structure of history and society and thus points out the road towards revolution, towards all-encompassing change.
    Karl Marx

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