Definition of Incisiveness

1. Noun. Keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect.

Exact synonyms: Trenchancy
Generic synonyms: Effectiveness, Effectivity, Effectuality, Effectualness
Derivative terms: Incisive, Trenchant, Trenchant

Definition of Incisiveness

1. Noun. The quality or state of being incisive; incisivity. ¹

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Definition of Incisiveness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incisiveness

incision and drainage
incision biopsy
incisional biopsy
incisional hernia
incisive bone
incisive canal cyst
incisive duct
incisive foramen
incisive fossa
incisive papilla
incisive suture
incisiveness (current term)
incisor canal
incisor crest
incisor foramen
incisor tooth
incisura acetabuli
incisura angularis
incisura anterior auris
incisura apicis cordis

Literary usage of Incisiveness

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1. Studies in Literature and Style by Theodore Whitefield Hunt (1890)
"Closely akin to this originality of view is, Vigor or incisiveness of style—a mental ... incisiveness."

2. Rossetti by Arthur Christopher Benson (1904)
"The following account of his conversation has great interest:— " A certain incisiveness of speech which distinguished his conversation, I confess myself ..."

3. Commentary on the Prophets of the Old Testament by Heinrich Ewald, John Frederick Smith (1875)
"It may also produce an agreeable effect in connexion with the incisiveness of a proverb. f But the paronomasia is most natural to the prophetic style, ..."

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