sharp

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɑːp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃɑrp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shärp)


Inflections of 'sharp' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
sharper
adj comparative
sharpest
adj superlative

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Sense: Adjective: having a keen point
Synonyms:
pointed , pointy, spiked, spiky , peaked, thorny, prickly, barbed, spiny, tapered , needlelike, sharp-pointed, needle-pointed, sharp as a needle, pronged, acute
Antonyms:
unsharpened, flat , blunt , unpointed, round , dull
Sense: Adjective: having a fine edge
Synonyms:
cutting , honed, sharpened, keen , edged, fine , razor-edged, knife-edged, keen-edged, razor-sharp, ground fine, sharp-edged
Antonyms:
unsharpened, flat , blunt , unpointed, round , dull
Sense: Adjective: having a keen mind
Synonyms:
smart , clever , bright , astute, brainy (informal), shrewd , intelligent , brilliant , discerning, fast , quick , on the ball (slang), quick-witted
Antonyms:
dull , dim , dim-witted, slow , naive , ignorant, dumb , stupid , unaware , slow on the uptake, not all there (informal)
Sense: Adjective: perceptive
Synonyms:
perceptive, attentive , sensitive , discerning, acute , keen , receptive, vigilant, watchful, observant, accurate , precise , clear , fine , honed, finely honed
Antonyms:
inactive, unobservant, careless , neglectful, inattentive, lax, sloppy , carefree , absent-minded, take your eye off the ball, let your guard down
Sense: Adjective: having a strong flavor
Synonyms:
strong , intense , pungent, harsh , rank , aromatic, bitter , acidic, tangy, tart , vinegary, sour
Sense: Adjective: stylish - informal
Synonyms:
stylish , cool (slang), trendy , fly (slang), swank (US, informal), swanky (informal), classy , elegant , fashionable , smart , dashing, hip , in , chic , voguish, spruce , smartly dressed, sharply dressed, sharp-dressed
Antonyms:
boring , garish, tacky , unfashionable, old-fashioned , plain , unpolished, unrefined
Sense: Adjective: causing intense pain
Synonyms:
intense , cutting , biting , acute , piercing , penetrating, severe , stinging, sarcastic, hurtful, vitriolic, painful
Antonyms:
light , gentle , mild , moderate , easy , soft , sweet , agreeable , weak
Sense: Adjective: distinct
Synonyms:
distinct , clear , well-defined, crisp , obvious , definite , clearly delineated
Antonyms:
faint , light , muffled, low , distant , unclear , hazy , foggy , blurry , indistinct, undefined , ambiguous
Sense: Adjective: able to wound with words
Synonyms:
cutting , hurtful, scathing, scalding, biting , caustic, acrimonious, sarcastic, acidic, sardonic, tart
Antonyms:
amicable, friendly , encouraging , kind , complimentary , flattering , nice , pleasant
Sense: Adjective: not honest or honorable - informal
Synonyms:
dishonest , dishonorable , dishonourable (UK), underhanded, underhand, sly , shifty, deceitful , deceiving, crafty , dodgy (UK, informal), slippery
Antonyms:
aboveboard, candid, honorable, honest , upfront, frank , open , well-intended, trustworthy
Sense: Adverb: exactly
Synonyms:
exactly , precisely , on the dot (informal), on the nose (informal), on the button (informal), bang on (slang)

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