Incisive synonyms

ĭn-sī'sĭv
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Fierce or impetuous; violent:
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Forceful and clear; penetrating:
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Keen or acute; discerning
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Able to perceive quickly and easily; having keen insight or intuition; penetrating
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Mentally quick and original; bright:
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Comparatively high on the scale of brightness:
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Having, showing, or requiring great insight or understanding:
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Extremely sharp or severe; intense:
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Sharp and quick in seeing, hearing, thinking, etc.; acute
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Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
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Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings; caustic:
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Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
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Brief and to the point; short and clear
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Pleasingly firm and fresh:
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(Not comparable) That is used for cutting.
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Incisive and trenchant:
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Distinct and correct in sound or meaning:
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Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions or judgments:
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having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
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Tending to penetrate; penetrant.
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Very loud; shrill:
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Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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Of something that investigates or explores deeply.
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Synonym Study

  • Biting implies a caustic or stinging quality that makes a deep impression on the mind his biting satire
  • Cutting implies incisive qualities but also connotes such harshness or sarcasm as to hurt the feelings his cutting allusion to her inefficiency
  • Trenchant implies clean-cut expression that results in sharply defined categories, differences, etc. a trenchant analysis
  • Incisive is applied to speech or writing that seems to penetrate directly to the heart of the matter, resulting in a clear and unambiguous statement an incisive criticism
Find another word for incisive. In this page you can discover 32 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for incisive, like: sharp, careful, trenchant, penetrating, perceptive, clever, bright, profound, sarcastic, intelligent and acute.