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- n. The quality or state of being incisive; incisivity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or quality of being incisive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
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In a forthcoming article (November 11, 2010) in the New York Review of Books, Diane Ravitch, the eminent educator, critiques the movie Waiting for 'Superman', which she deconstructed with her usual incisiveness and profound knowledge of the history of recent educational "reforms."
From an England perspective,Wood,Palmer and Flood certainly impressed but the game overall was very poor fare,littered with basic errors on both sides and utterly lacking the sort of dynamism and incisiveness we have come to expect from the southern hemisphere sides..
The main question was whether the visitors would still have the same confident incisiveness when they returned from the dressing room.
There would be a knockdown from Adam's diagonal ball which led to a shot from Suárez that skimmed past the right-hand post, followed by an attempted shot from the Uruguayan's angled pass that was foiled at source by Hangeland's crunching block, but Carroll never really brought his strength and weight to bear on the match with any sort of consistency or incisiveness.
And, whether we admit it or not, we also value incisiveness.
Neo-Classical incisiveness, as opposed to Romantic fluidity, sometimes with exotic and erotic overtones, is announced by Ingres's exquisitely refined pencil portraits, including one related to his forceful painting of the publisher Louis-François Bertin.
They relished the chance to see him in a red shirt once more even though they accepted his incisiveness had diminished.
Shaun Wright-Phillips then found himself in a similar position as QPR finally showed some incisiveness; the winger steered his shot on target but David Martin saved.
Their spirit was strong for a while but the necessary incisiveness was lacking.
In her book about the controversy, Kathleen Flake artfully recounts the ways that Mormons responded to the eruption of hostility, and she describes with incisiveness the fault lines that the hearings revealed within the Mormon community and American society at large.