1
[ adverb ] with firmness

Synonyms

resolutely

Examples

"`I will come along,' she said decisively"

Used in print

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

And contrary to what has been said recently , we did not wait for `` outside pressures '' and `` world opinion '' to bring_down that Communist government ; we moved decisively to effect an anti Communist coup_d_'_etat .

2
[ adverb ] with finality; conclusively

Examples

"the voted settled the argument decisively"

3
[ adverb ] in an indisputable degree

Examples

"the Fisher act of 1918 decisively raised their status and pay"

Related terms

decisive decisive

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