Textual thesaurus for "sharp"

(adj) shrewd, astute

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

(adj) crisp

(of something seen or heard) clearly defined

a sharp photographic image; the sharp crack of a twig; the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

(adj) precipitous, abrupt

extremely steep

an abrupt canyon; the precipitous rapids of the upper river; the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings; a sharp drop

(adj) shrill

having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

a shrill whistle; a shrill gaiety

(adj) penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike

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

(adj) sharp-worded, tart


sharp criticism; a sharp-worded exchange; a tart remark

(adj) needlelike, acuate, acute

ending in a sharp point

(adv) sharply, acutely

changing suddenly in direction and degree

the road twists sharply after the light; turn sharp left here; the visor was acutely peaked; her shoes had acutely pointed toes