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Word: sharp

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  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
  • adj keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
    Examples
    • a sharp pain
    • sharp winds
  • adj having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
    Examples
    • a sharp knife
    • a pencil with a sharp point
  • adj (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    Examples
    • C sharp
  • adv changing suddenly in direction and degree
    Synonyms

    acutely, sharply

    Examples
    • the road twists sharply after the light
    • turn sharp left here
    • the visor was acutely peaked
    • her shoes had acutely pointed toes
  • adj (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    Synonyms

    crisp

    Examples
    • a sharp photographic image
    • the sharp crack of a twig
    • the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot
  • adj ending in a sharp point
    Synonyms

    acuate, acute, needlelike

  • 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 marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    Synonyms

    astute, shrewd

    Examples
    • 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
  • adj harsh
    Synonyms

    sharp-worded, tart

    Examples
    • sharp criticism
    • a sharp-worded exchange
    • a tart remark
  • adj having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    Synonyms

    shrill

    Examples
    • a shrill whistle
    • a shrill gaiety
  • adj extremely steep
    Synonyms

    abrupt, precipitous

    Examples
    • an abrupt canyon
    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
    • a sharp drop
  • adj very sudden and in great amount or degree
    Examples
    • a sharp drop in the stock market
  • adj quick and forceful
    Examples
    • a sharp blow
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010