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Word: knifelike

knifelike
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  • adj cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
  • adj having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    Examples
    • 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 penetrative observations
  • adj painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    Examples
    • a cutting wind
    • keen winds
    • knifelike cold
    • piercing knifelike pains
    • piercing cold
    • piercing criticism
    • a stabbing pain
    • lancinating pain
  • adj having a sharp or distinct edge
    Examples
    • a narrow knifelike profile
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010