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Synonyms for sharp

Synonyms for sharp

having a fine edge, as for cutting

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clearly defined; not ambiguous

possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity

marked by severity or intensity

affecting the organs of taste or smell with a strong and often harsh sensation

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a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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(of something seen or heard) clearly defined

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ending in a sharp point

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having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

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harsh

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having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

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extremely steep

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keenly and painfully felt

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having or made by a thin edge or sharp point

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(of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone

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very sudden and in great amount or degree

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quick and forceful

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changing suddenly in direction and degree

References in classic literature ?
We are lost, for they will surely tear us to pieces with their sharp claws.
The Tin Woodman began to use his axe at once, and, just as the two Kalidahs were nearly across, the tree fell with a crash into the gulf, carrying the ugly, snarling brutes with it, and both were dashed to pieces on the sharp rocks at the bottom.
So it is," remarked the Scarecrow, "and it means a tedious climb over those sharp rocks if we can't use this passage.
The porcupine rolled itself into a ball, radiating long, sharp needles in all directions that defied attack.
Had the porcupine been entirely unrolled, or had it not discovered its enemy a fraction of a second before the blow was struck, the paw would have escaped unscathed; but a side-flick of the tail sank sharp quills into it as it was withdrawn.
Mac's fault," and Phebe told the sad tale in a few sharp words, for she felt at war with the entire race of boys at that moment.
I try to bear it, but it's so sharp I can't help crying.
That should give them heart," said Sir Nigel, eyeing the galleys, which crept along on either side, with a slow, measured swing of their great oars, the water swirling and foaming under their sharp stems.
Fiercely he strove to disengage his weapon, but Hordle John bent his arm slowly back until, with a sharp crack, like a breaking stave, it turned limp in his grasp, and the mace dropped from the nerveless fingers.
Good morning, ma'am," said Billina, in her sharp voice.
As she passed a low table a small green grasshopper caught her eye, and instantly Billina pounced upon it and snapped it up in her sharp bill.
Then a certain pensiveness fell over her beauty which dimmed yet intensified it; sharp angles, glittering points, melted away into curves and enticing gleams.
Miss Sedley's papa was a merchant in London, and a man of some wealth; whereas Miss Sharp was an articled pupil, for whom Miss Pinkerton had done, as she thought, quite enough, without conferring upon her at parting the high honour of the Dixonary.
I suppose I must," said Miss Sharp calmly, and much to the wonder of Miss Jemima; and the latter having knocked at the door, and receiving permission to come in, Miss Sharp advanced in a very unconcerned manner, and said in French, and with a perfect accent, "Mademoiselle, je viens vous faire mes adieux.
It was as though it were not he but the sharp scythe of itself swishing through the juicy grass.