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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;
- Example: "an acute observer of politics and politicians"
- Example: "incisive comments"
- Example: "icy knifelike reasoning"
- Example: "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"
- Example: "penetrating insight"
- Example: "frequent penetrative observations"
[syn: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp]

2. suitable for cutting or piercing;
- Example: "incisive teeth"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Incisive \In*ci"sive\, a. [Cf. F. incisif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; cutting; hence, sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting; trenchant. "An incisive, high voice." --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] And her incisive smile accrediting That treason of false witness in my blush. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the incisors; incisor; as, the incisive bones, the premaxillaries. [1913 Webster] 3. Clearly and succinctly stated, with penetrating insight into the issue at hand; as, an incisive comment. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

incisive adj 1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "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" [syn: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp] 2: suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "incisive": acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, active, acute, aggressive, animated, apperceptive, appercipient, argute, astringent, astute, biting, bitter, brisk, canny, caustic, clear-cut, cogent, corroding, corrosive, critical, cutting, cynical, discerning, double-edged, driving, dynamic, edged, effective, energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, escharotic, farseeing, farsighted, fierce, forceful, forcible, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, full of pep, go-go, gutsy, harsh, hearty, imperative, impetuous, impressive, intense, ironical, keen, kinetic, lively, living, longheaded, longsighted, lusty, mettlesome, mordacious, mordant, nervous, penetrating, peppy, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, piercing, poignant, powerful, provident, punchy, rigorous, robust, rough, sagacious, sarcastic, sardonic, scathing, scorching, sensational, severe, sharp, shrewd, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, smacking, snappy, spanking, spirited, stabbing, stinging, strenuous, strident, striking, stringent, strong, take-charge, take-over, tart, telling, terse, trenchant, understanding, vehement, vibrant, vigorous, violent, virulent, vital, vitriolic, vivacious, vivid, withering, zestful, zesty, zippy