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sharpness

noun

1 sharpness

A quick and penetrating intelligence.

synonyms: acuity, acuteness, keenness.

Roget 253: sharpness etc. adj.; acuity, acumination; spinosity.    point, spike, spine, spicule [Biol.], spiculum; needle, hypodermic needle, tack, ... show more

Roget 698: skill, skillfulness, address; dexterity, dexterousness; adroitness, expertness etc. adj.; proficiency, competence, technical competence, craft, callidity, ... show more

Roget 410: creak etc. v.; creaking etc. v.; discord, etc. 414; stridor; roughness, sharpness, etc. adj.; ... show more

Dutch: gehaaid, luciditeit, pienter, scherpte, scherpzinnigheid, schranderheid, spitsheid, vernuft
Polish: przenikliwość



2 sharpness

The attribute of urgency in tone of voice.

synonym: edge.

Dutch: scherpte

3 sharpness

A strong odor or taste property:
— The sharpness of strange spices.

synonyms: bite, pungency, raciness.

Roget 392: pungency, piquance, piquancy, poignancy haut-gout, strong taste, twang, race.    sharpness etc. adj.; acrimony; roughness etc. (sour) ... show more

Dutch: stank

4 sharpness

The quality of being keenly and painfully felt.

Polish: przenikliwość

5 sharpness

Thinness of edge or fineness of point.

synonym: keenness.

Dutch: gescherptheid, scherpheid
Polish: ostrość

6 sharpness

The quality of being sharp and clear.

synonym: distinctness.

Dutch: scherpte
Polish: bystrość, ostrość

7 sharpness

Harshness of manner.

synonym: asperity.

Dutch: hardvochtigheid, scherpte


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