[adjective] 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 penetrative observations" Synonyms: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing
[adjective] 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" Synonyms: astute, shrewd
[adjective] harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark" Synonyms: -worded, tart
[adjective] high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle" Synonyms: piercing, shrill
[adjective] extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop" Synonyms: abrupt, precipitous
[adjective] keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
[adjective] very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect" Synonyms: incisive, keen
[adjective] having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"