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Definition 1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where incisive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an acute observer of politics and politicians
  • incisive comments
  • icy knifelike reasoning
  • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
  • penetrating insight
  • frequent penetrative observations

Synonyms for incisive in the sense of this definition

(incisive is similar to ...) having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

"a perceptive eye" "a perceptive observation"

Definition 2: suitable for cutting or piercing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where incisive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • incisive teeth

(incisive is similar to ...) having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

"a sharp knife" "a pencil with a sharp point"

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