incisiveness incisiveness

Definition(s):

  • (n) keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect

Usage(s):

  1. Miss Hellman's play is the kind a stage cast can really sink its teeth in; and it has been screened with a Broadway kind of incisiveness.
  2. Based on the tale from Genesis, Noah gave glimpses of Stravinsky at his best his music speaking with the incisiveness of the century's most famed composer.
  3. Gere puts a nice flaky edge on his incisiveness.

Quotes

  1. "The reason I've gone for Dane is if the conditions are going to be fine I think he adds a wee bit more spark, a little bit more incisiveness from the base," Culhane said. "There isn't much between the two of them. This week Dane's got the...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Simon Culhane Source: Southland Times

  2. Coyle added: "Arsene Wenger has always been complimentary towards me, considering I had Burnley once knock his Arsenal team out of the Carling Cup. This is a global club who play the game with pace, power and incisiveness. They are the role model...
    on Jan 12, 2010 By: Owen Coyle Source: Scottish Daily Record

  3. "Instead of volume, he required nuance," Hafner writes, establishing the motivation behind Gould's search for the perfect piano, "and rather than sustaining power, he needed incisiveness."
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Katie Hafner Source: Ottawa Citizen

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