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  1. [adverb] changing suddenly in direction and degree; "the road twists sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here"
    Synonyms: ly

  2. [noun] a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

  3. [noun] a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

  4. [adjective] (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
    Synonyms: crisp

  5. [adjective] ending in a sharp point
    Synonyms: acuate, acute, needlelike

  6. [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

  7. [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

  8. [adjective] harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"
    Synonyms: -worded, tart

  9. [adjective] high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle"
    Synonyms: piercing, shrill

  10. [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

  11. [adjective] keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"

  12. [adjective] very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect"
    Synonyms: incisive, keen

  13. [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"

  14. [adjective] sour or bitter in taste
    Synonyms: acerb, acerbic, astringent

  15. [adjective] raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp"

  16. [adjective] very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market"

  17. [adjective] quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"


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