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Related / Similar Words: astute, shrewd, crisp, abrupt, precipitous, piercing, shrill, incisive, keen, acute, discriminating, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, sharp-worded, tart, acuate, needlelike, acerb, acerbic, astringent, sharply

 

Definition:
  • a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point;
  • a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named;
  • marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow";
  • (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot";
  • having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point";
  • keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds";
  • quick and forceful; "a sharp blow";
  • very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market";
  • extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop";
  • high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle";
  • very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect";
  • raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp";
  • having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent pene;
  • harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark";
  • ending in a sharp point;
  • sour or bitter in taste;
  • changing suddenly in direction and degree; "the road twists sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here";

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    See Also: pointed

     

    Hyponyms: double sharp

     

    Attributes: sharpness, keenness

     

    Language Translations:
    Catalan: esmolat   Chinese: 銳利  
    Danish: skarp   Dutch: scherp  
    Finnish: terävä   French: affilé  
    German: scharf   Hungarian: éles  
    Ido: akuta   Irish: géar  
    Italian: affilato   Japanese: 鋭い  
    Korean: 날카로운   Latvian: ass  
    Portuguese: afiado   Romanian: ascuţit  
    Russian: острый   Slovene: oster  
    Spanish: afilado   Swedish: skarp  
    Telugu: పదునైన  
     
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