1. the quality of being final or definitely settled

the finality of death

Syn: ↑finality, ↑conclusiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑decisive, ↑conclusive (for: ↑conclusiveness), ↑final (for: ↑finality)
Hypernyms: ↑determinateness, ↑definiteness
Attrubites: ↑conclusive, ↑inconclusive
2. the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose

a man of unusual decisiveness

Syn: ↑decision
Ant: ↑indecision (for: ↑decision), ↑indecisiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑decisive
Hypernyms: ↑resoluteness, ↑firmness, ↑firmness of purpose, ↑resolve, ↑resolution

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  • decisiveness — noun see decisive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • decisiveness — de ci·sive·ness || nɪs n. resoluteness, firmness …   English contemporary dictionary

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