Definition of Decisiveness

1. Noun. The trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose. "A man of unusual decisiveness"

Exact synonyms: Decision
Generic synonyms: Firmness, Firmness Of Purpose, Resoluteness, Resolution, Resolve
Antonyms: Indecision, Indecisiveness
Derivative terms: Decisive



2. Noun. The quality of being final or definitely settled. "The finality of death"
Exact synonyms: Conclusiveness, Finality
Generic synonyms: Definiteness, Determinateness
Attributes: Conclusive, Inconclusive
Derivative terms: Conclusive, Decisive, Decisive, Decisive, Final, Final, Final
Antonyms: Inconclusiveness

Definition of Decisiveness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being decisive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decisiveness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decisiveness

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decision trees
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decisioning
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decisiveness (current term)
decisivenesses
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decivilise
decivilised
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decivilising
decivilize

Literary usage of Decisiveness

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1. The Statesman by Henry Taylor (1836)
"ON decisiveness. THERE are divers kinds of decisiveness; there is that of temperament, and that of reason, and there is that which is compounded of both ..."

2. On the Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold (1867)
"talent for affairs, the Roman decisiveness in emergencies. They have been called prosaic, but this is not a right word for them; they were neither ..."

3. Physiognomy Illustrated; Or, Nature's Revelations of Character: A by Joseph Simms (1889)
"decisiveness. THE FACULTY OF PUTTING AN END TO CONTROVERSIES OH DOUBTS, BY AN ASSERTION, AN IRREFRAGABLE FACT, OR ARGUMENT. ..."

4. The Philosophy of History by Augustus Schade, Rudolf Rocholl (1899)
"The more spirited man becomes, the more he loses his pliability and gracefulness, the more apparent becomes his decisiveness and the more marked his ..."

5. Lectures on the Ethics of T.H. Green, Mr. Herbert Spencer, and J. Martineau by Henry Sidgwick (1902)
"... because (l) I cannot regard the judgments of Common Sense on particular volitions as having the final decisiveness which Martineau appears to credit ..."

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