I adjective acute, biting, brisk, caustic, cutting, discerning, effective, electric, galvanic, harsh, keen, mordacious, mordant, mordax, moving, penetrating, piercing, piquant, pointed, powerful, pungent, sarcastic, sarcastical, satiric, satirical, scathing, sententious, severe, sharp, slashing, stinging, telling, trenchant, vehement II index bitter (penetrating), compelling, eloquent, harsh, mordacious, pithy, trenchant

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  • incisive — incisive, trenchant, clear cut, cutting, biting, crisp are applied to utterances, thoughts, style, or mentalities and mean having or manifesting the qualities associated with sharpness, keenness, and acuteness, especially of mind. Incisive… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • incisive — [ ɛ̃siziv ] n. f. • 1545; de dent incisive ♦ Dent aplatie et tranchante qui coupe les aliments, dans la partie médiane des arcades dentaires. Les huit incisives de l homme. « les tranchantes incisives des rongeurs » (Pergaud). Incisives de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incisive — [in sī′siv] adj. [ML incisivus < L incisus: see INCISE] 1. cutting into 2. sharp; keen; penetrating; acute [an incisive mind] 3. of the incisors incisively adv. incisiveness n. SYN. INCISIVE is applied to spe …   English World dictionary

  • incisive — [adj1] intelligent acute, bright, clever, concise, keen, penetrating, perspicacious, piercing, profound, sharp, trenchant; concept 402 Ant. incompetent, stupid incisive [adj2] sarcastic acerb, acerbic, acid, biting, caustic, clear cut, concise,… …   New thesaurus

  • incisive — (adj.) early 15c., inscisif, slashing, cutting with a sharp edge, from M.Fr. incisif and directly from M.L. incisivus, from L. incis , pp. stem of incidere (see INCISION (Cf. incision)). Originally literal; figurative sense of mentally acute… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incisive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) intelligently analytical and concise. 2) (of an action) quick and direct. DERIVATIVES incisively adverb incisiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • incisive — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. trenchant, penetrating; perceptive, discerning. See sharpness, feeling, intellect. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Sarcastic] Syn. penetrating, cutting, biting, sharp, severe; see also sarcastic . 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • incisive — incisively, adv. incisiveness, n. /in suy siv/, adj. 1. penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant: an incisive tone of voice. 2. remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute: an incisive method of summarizing the issue. 3. adapted for cutting or …   Universalium

  • incisive — in|ci|sive [ınˈsaısıv] adj showing intelligence and a clear understanding of something incisive remarks/criticism etc ▪ Her questions were well formulated and incisive. ▪ The error was obvious to an incisive mind like his. >incisively adv… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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