Definitions of sharp

  1. extremely steep; " an abrupt canyon"; " the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; " the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; " a sharp drop"
  2. sour or bitter in taste
  3. ending in a sharp point
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. ( of something seen or heard) clearly defined; " a sharp photographic image"; " the sharp crack of a twig"; " the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
  7. very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; " an incisive mind"; " a keen intelligence"; " of sharp and active intellect"
  8. high- pitched and sharp; " piercing screams"; " a shrill whistle"
  9. a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
  10. a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  11. changing suddenly in direction and degree; " the road twists sharply after the light"; " turn sharp left here"
  12. having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; " a sharp knife"; " a pencil with a sharp point"
  13. keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; " a sharp pain"; " sharp winds"
  14. quick and forceful; " a sharp blow"
  15. very sudden and in great amount or degree; " a sharp drop in the stock market"
  16. ( music) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; " C sharp"
  17. harsh; " sharp criticism"; " a sharp- worded exchange"; " a tart remark"
  18. raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; " C sharp"
  19. Exactly.
  20. Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen.
  21. Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features.
  22. Affecting the sense as if pointed or cutting, keen, penetrating, acute: to the taste or smell, pungent, acid, sour, as ammonia has a sharp taste and odor; to the hearing, piercing, shrill, as a sharp sound or voice; to the eye, instantaneously brilliant, dazzling, as a sharp flash.
  23. High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone.
  24. So high as to be out of tune, or above true pitch; as, the tone is sharp; that instrument is sharp. Opposed in all these senses to flat.
  25. Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air.
  26. Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke.
  27. Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment.
  28. Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite.
  29. Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.
  30. Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer.
  31. Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand.
  32. Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve.
  33. Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated.
  34. To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.
  35. Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o'clock sharp.
  36. A sharp tool or weapon.
  37. A sharp tone or note.
  38. A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.
  39. A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts, betweens, and sharps.
  40. An expert.
  41. To sharpen.
  42. To raise above the proper pitch; to elevate the tone of; especially, to raise a half step, or semitone, above the natural tone.
  43. To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.
  44. To sing above the proper pitch.
  45. Shrill.
  46. Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharp ( C), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C.
  47. The character [] used to indicate that the note before which it is placed is to be raised a half step, or semitone, in pitch.
  48. Having a thin edge; as, a sharp knife; ending in a fine point; well- defined; distinct; keen; as, a sharp eye; severe; as, a sharp pain; shrill; as. A sharp sound; acid or pungent; as, a sharp taste; sarcastic or bitter; as, a sharp reproof; intensely cold; attentive; as, a sharp lookout; violent; abrupt; as, a sharp bend in the road; in music, above true pitch; raised a semitone in pitch.
  49. Piercingly; keenly; to an edge or point.
  50. In music, a tone or note raised a semitone in pitch; a character on a degree of the staff indicating that the degree is a half step higher in pitch.
  51. To make higher in pitch by a semitone.
  52. To sing or play above the correct pitch.
  53. Sharply.
  54. Sharpness.
  55. Having a thin, cutting edge or fine point: peaked or ridged: affecting the senses as if pointed or cutting: severe: keen: of keen or quick perception: pungent: biting: sarcastic: eager: fierce: impetuous: shrill.
  56. An acute sound: ( music) a note raised a semitone: the character directing this: a shrewdly dishonest person, especially at gaming and speculating.
  57. A note raised a semitone; character # denoting this.
  58. Having a cutting edge or fine point; keen; acute; severe; eager; fierce; acid.
  59. Having a keen edge or an acute point.
  60. Keen of perception; quick witted; shrewd.
  61. Ardent; quick; eger.
  62. Painful; harsh; rigorous; sarcastic; bitter; pungent.
  63. Distinct, as in outline. Being above the proper pitch.
  64. A note raised a half step in pitch, or a character (#) indicating this.
  65. A long and slender needle.
  66. A sharper.
  67. In a sharp manner; on the very instant.
  68. Having a very thin edge or fine point; terminating in an edge or point; peaked acute- angled; not obtuse; acute of mind; ready at invention; witty; of quick nice perception; sour; shrill; severe; harsh; sarcastic; severely rigid; keen; fierce; very painful; very vigilant; piercing; subtle; thin.
  69. An acute sound; a note artificially raised a semitone, marked thus; the mark itself.
  70. To make keen or acute; to mark with a sharp.
  71. To play tricks in bargaining.
  72. Same as Middlings, 1.
  73. Having a keen edge or a fine point; bent at an angle less than a right angle; acute of mind; of quick or nice perceptions; acid; pungent; shrill; not flat, as sounds; biting or piercing, as the wind; harsh, fierce, or severe, as words; characterised by keenness or severity; keenly attentive to one's own interest; unfair; knavish; narrow; lean; hard, as sand.
  74. In music, a note raised by a certain figure, itself also termed a sharp.
  75. To mark with a sharp.

Antonyms for sharp

dulled, fool, gradual, unfashionable, edgeless, tepid, straightforward, spotted, dirty, Chuckleheaded, rounded, simpleminded, daft, hacker, dimmed, droll, dotty, wacky, preoccupied, ivory tower, aboveboard, unperceptive, piecemeal, disheveled, gradational, pleasant, absent, sloven, pinheaded, unkempt, unpretending, say, ignorant, general, screwball, thick-witted, unaffected, all-around, pointless, toasty, dorky, nonsensical, true, untaught, slick, slovenly, out, slow-witted, gracious, mussy, numb, just, inaccurate, good-humored, dippy, harebrained, lamebrain, real, unintelligent, lunkheaded, mellow, absurd, brainless, indistinct, ethical, foul, opaque, phased, shallow, obtuse, deadened, brash, unstylish, academic, daredevil, audacious, overall, mindless, gentle, unbiased, slow, incremental, urbane, nonintellectual, insensitive, even, honorable, zany, ivory-towered, broad, uncombed, grave, dunderheaded, blind, blowsy, grubby, abstracted, flat, crackpot, bass, tomfool, thoughtless, grimy, thickheaded, straight, inelegant, genial, crazy, stained, more or less, nutty, honest, insensible, level, dead, sincere, sleazy, undiscerning, affable, lunatic, ivory-towerish, imbecile, fading, stolid, messy, softheaded, wrinkled, mild, mad, unsharpened, imprecise, sappy, scruffy, kooky, bubbleheaded, unperceiving, lukewarm, moronic, birdbrained, tasteless, unsophisticated, ripe, simple, unsmart, warm, hottish, unintellectual, transparent, soft, outmoded, overconfident, unreserved, dumb, deep, good-natured, watery, bad, unpointed, smooth, slobby, reckless, bird's eye, soothing, unknowing, forthright, truthful, slobbish, artless, decent, cuckoo, insane, half-witted, waggish, distracted, senseless, soiled, featherheaded, gullible, temerarious, sloppy, ingenuous, dowdy, madcap, Impercipient, sullied, frowsy, impartial, step by step, thin, shabby, unbecoming, weak, illiterate, foolhardy, conscientious, uninformed, nonspecific, untidy, empty-headed, balmy, foolish, savorless, dingy, loony, cockeyed, unprejudiced, sociable, scrubby, candid, guileless, dopey, genuine, oafish, unthinking, Weak-minded, nasty, thick, suave, warmed, absentminded, unpretentious, bland, dim-witted, unwise, natural, cordial, dilute, blunt, Imperceptive, exploitable, forceless, asinine, boneheaded, about, idiotic, tacky, rumpled, warmish, dim, flavorless, dull, airheaded, doltish, trashy, plus or minus, filthy, naive, half-baked, blunted, unclean, unattractive, graceless, aged, trifler, fatuous, hospitable, dense, uneducated, amusing, brain dead, Mussed, lowbrow, scuzzy, playful, roughly, insentient, feebleminded, diplomatic, Unhandsome, merry, scrupulous, approximately, innocent, insipid, witless, unforceful, bonehead, Daffy, vacuous, heated, sportive, styleless, gormless, uncool, cheesy, polite, low-pitched, overbold, upright, silly, forgetful, preposterous, low, throaty, smirched.

Quotes of sharp

  1. Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, but God to man doth speak in solitude. – John Stuart Blackie
  2. God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. Though we hear various reports of his existence we can never find the young wizard who is able so they say to graft the soul of a girl to the soul of her lover so that not even the sharp scissors of the Fates can ever sever them apart. – Harry Crosby
  4. But then in April of 1985 the dollar began a sharp decline. The dollar's trade weighted value fell 23 percent in just 12 months and by a total of 37 percent by the beginning of 1988. – Martin Feldstein
  5. My mother, who was quite sharp when I was young, became utterly mild. – Antonia Fraser
  6. March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path. – Khalil Gibran
  7. They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve. – Khalil Gibran
  8. That attitude does not exist so much today, but in those days there was a very sharp distinction between basic physics and applied physics. Columbia did not deal with applied physics. – Gordon Gould
  9. The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both. – Vaclav Havel
  10. Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. – Washington Irving
  11. Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible, for what I already possess. – Juan Ramon Jimenez
  12. Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas. – H. L. Mencken
  13. Keep your blood clean, your body lean, and your mind sharp – Henry Rollins
  14. The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords. – F. E. Smith
  15. If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the tongue are too punctilious and sharp moderate them in your activity and rest. – Xun Zi

Usage examples for sharp

  1. Both were sharp enough just then. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. Well, you have other teeth in their place, white and sharp but by this time you are four years old." – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  3. But before we reached it we climbed sharp to the right around the end of the mountains, made our way through a low pass, and so found ourselves in a new country entirely. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  4. There ain't no way out of it; I told Mr. Weskin I 'd expect him at sharp eight on sharp business, 'n' he 'll come. – Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs by Anne Warner
  5. Look sharp I want my tea! – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  6. She spoke this so sharp and quickly that he had no reply ready. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  7. Dartrey set sharp eyes on him for an instant, bowed; and went. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  8. Just as if my eyes aren't as sharp as hers! – The Adventures of Reddy Fox by Thornton W. Burgess
  9. " I expect not," was the answer, with another sharp glance of his ugly blue eyes. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  10. When I told her to look sharp and not keep his lordship waiting, I do believe she laughed in my face. – The Man Who Drove the Car by Max Pemberton
  11. " That was a sharp rock! – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  12. " I don't believe you like it," said sharp Laurencine. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  13. She gave a sharp sigh. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  14. You have sharp eyes. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  15. " Of course you know by this time that your mother's very sharp said Fleda. – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
  16. She had not been sharp with him, even in play. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  17. As sharp as Coon's nose, then; that will do. – The Joyous Story of Toto by Laura E. Richards
  18. He felt a sharp fear of Paredes. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  19. It will be sharp work, though. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  20. It was sharp pointing like a finger to heaven, and I liked it best. – Audrey by Mary Johnston

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