Part of speech: adjective

Having the power of incising; cutting; acute.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to an incisor. incisory.

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Usage examples "incisive":

  1. His speech was rather incisive, considering how little he had seen of Paul. - "Paul Patoff", F. Marion Crawford.
  2. But in those stormy times such rude but incisive instruments were scarcely to be neglected, and the name of Lumey was to be forever associated with important triumphs of the liberal cause. - "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009.
  3. " I want to thank you for what you've said to bring me around," Blake continued in his new incisive tone. - "Counsel for the Defense", Leroy Scott.