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sharp

sharp

 
 
pronunciation:
sharp
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: sharper, sharpest
definition 1: having a thin edge or a fine point for cutting or piercing.
I'll need a sharp knife to cut this pumpkin.
synonyms:
keen
antonyms:
blunt, dull
similar words:
pointed
definition 2: quick and sudden.
Try not to take the sharp turn too fast.
synonyms:
abrupt, quick, sudden
antonyms:
dull, gentle, gradual
similar words:
acute, drastic, rapid, steep
definition 3: biting to the sense of taste or smell.
The sharp cheese brought tears to my eyes.
synonyms:
pungent, tart
antonyms:
mellow, mild
similar words:
acid, bitter, sour, spicy, strong
definition 4: harsh and causing hurt.
Her sharp words hurt her friends.
antonyms:
gentle, kind
similar words:
acid, bitter, critical, cruel, cutting, harsh, sarcastic, unkind
definition 5: easily seen; clear.
This camera makes a sharp image.
synonyms:
distinct
antonyms:
blurry, misty
similar words:
clear, keen, vivid
definition 6: intelligent; clever.
The sharp student knew the answers right away.
synonyms:
alert, bright, clever, keen, quick, smart
antonyms:
dim, dull, slow, stupid
similar words:
acute, agile, apt, attentive, brilliant, intelligent, ready, shrewd
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: sharper, sharpest
definition 1: in a sharp or alert way.
Look sharp, or you will miss the bus.
synonyms:
acutely, alertly, keenly, suddenly
similar words:
closely, quickly
definition 2: exactly.
Come to my office at three o'clock sharp.
synonyms:
exactly, precisely
antonyms:
approximately
similar words:
just, on the dot, promptly
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a musical tone that is a half step higher than another.
derivations: sharply (adv.), sharpness (n.)
Word Builder: sharp +
  • sharpen:
    to make sharp or sharper.
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