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incisive

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • (of a person or mental process) intelligently analytical and clear-thinking.
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For those familiar with the era, the documentary is a sweet piece of nostalgia even if it fails to be comprehensive or intellectually incisive.

Most of the jokes aren’t laugh-aloud funny but they are incisive.

These traits have made him one of the liveliest and most incisive intellectuals in France.

Since he dictates all of his written work, the way he writes and the way he talks are identical: ornate, elaborate, old-fashioned, yet incisive and clear.

Although her passion, and commitment to accuracy, decency and incisive writing never deserted her, Gay’s health progressively did, and her final years were not happy.

While the progressive implications of some of the films seem tangential, the analysis is generally incisive and occasionally provocative.

If I were currently more in charge of my faculties and able to string together a cohesive sentence, I would undoubtedly offer you some incisive media analysis of this news.

The writing is fresh, the analyses incisive - all the things that are necessary for a good work of history.

He does not seek to be fashionable, yet his incisive analysis of social and political realities reflects a distinctive outlook.

His incisive account of the institutional experimentation with respect to cutting rights is informative.

Consider this incisive analysis of the Whitewater investigation.

They have the makings of incisive critics of visual culture.

Her writing is often powerful and incisive, but it achieves this effect through simplicity and restraint rather than stylistic flourish.

With clear tables and incisive arguments, it is a single-volume reference on this vexing sociocultural problem.

The writing is pithy and incisive and sometimes devastatingly accurate.

His account is highly readable and sometimes incisive.

He was incisive in his comments, challenging members to improve their pictures and explaining clearly how he felt this could be done.

I thought the last paragraph was the most incisive passage in the piece.

You can look forward to some retrospective travel notes, complaints about summer TV and other incisive, analytical gems.

Might he be the focus of some incisive Hollywood docudrama?

We commit to continuing to publish the serious scoops, the weighty investigative pieces and the incisive political analysis.

The pages brim with incisive descriptions and exquisite pictures of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Patagonia.

No man could so stimulate others unless, alongside an incisive intellect, he was possessed of enthusiasm and warmth, a deep interest in his fellow man, and a sympathy the more real for being unsentimental.

His simple yet incisive writing gives you a very clear picture of the fears and longings of these teens.

I’m only into the second chapter, but it’s incredibly incisive stuff: simple anecdotes that illustrate simple yet powerful principles.

He is always incisive and insightful, and understands Wagner’s epic character almost as well as anyone.

Fortunately, incisive writing and convincing performances help us overlook them.

These articles are the most incisive and intelligent I’ve yet seen anywhere, and I seriously hope you will continue to draw more detailed conclusions from this case.

In fact, Webb was a highly educated and incisive intellect.

The films I was making weren’t incisive enough.