Incisive

Definition of Incisive

In`ci´sive
a.1.
1.Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; cutting;
And her incisive smile accrediting
That treason of false witness in my blush.
- Mrs. Browning.
2.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the incisors; incisor; as, the incisive bones, the premaxillaries.
3.Clearly and succinctly stated, with penetrating insight into the issue at hand; as, an incisive comment.

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