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Decisiveness   /dɪsˈaɪsɪvnəs/   Listen

The trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose.  Synonym: decision.
The quality of being final or definitely settled.  Synonyms: conclusiveness, finality.

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"Decisiveness" Quotes from Famous Books

... he realized how far fiction had wandered from fact. The woman of his imagination had acted with a strength of character, a decisiveness, that outwitted and confounded certain scheming personages in the story. How different was the reality! Miss Beale, rushing across London in a taxi, reminded him of nothing more masterful than a cage-bird ...
— Number Seventeen • Louis Tracy

... and adroit decisiveness had Meyer Isaacson acted, so swift and cunning had been his physical carrying out of his sudden resolve—a resolve, perhaps, determined by her frigid malice—that for a moment Mrs. Armine lost all ...
— Bella Donna - A Novel • Robert Hichens

... cold decisiveness. "That is for you to decide," she said merely. "Refuse to come with me and your father will surely die of his ...
— The Master Mystery • Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey

... been going from one place to another for five months, and we have got to put in six more," he said with brief decisiveness. "I mean to stay on this side of the water until fall. Do you want to try living here for a while, or would you rather ...
— From the Car Behind • Eleanor M. Ingram

... Ah, the decisiveness, the very sound of the words, was good in my ears. "Clear that raffle!" Imagine so salty a phrase on the lips of the Humphrey Van Weyden ...
— The Sea-Wolf • Jack London

Words linked to "Decisiveness" :   decisive, finality, inconclusive, decision, indecisiveness, definiteness, inconclusiveness, resoluteness, firmness, resolution, conclusiveness, firmness of purpose, indecision, conclusive, resolve, determinateness

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