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  Definition of sharp
  1. a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
  2. a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  3. 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"
  4. (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
  5. having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
  6. keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
  7. quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"
  8. very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market"
  9. extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
  10. high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle"
  11. very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect"
  12. raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp"
  13. 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
  14. harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"
  15. ending in a sharp point
  16. sour or bitter in taste
  17. changing suddenly in direction and degree; "the road twists sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here"
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

 

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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