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Definition 1: having a sharp or distinct edge - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where knifelike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a narrow knifelike profile

(knifelike is similar to ...) easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined

"a distinct flavor" "a distinct odor of turpentine" "a distinct outline" "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette" "distinct fingerprints"

Definition 2: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where knifelike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for knifelike in the sense of this definition

(knifelike is similar to ...) having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

"a perceptive eye" "a perceptive observation"

Definition 3: cutting or able to cut as if with a knife - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(knifelike is similar to ...) having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

"a sharp knife" "a pencil with a sharp point"

Definition 4: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where knifelike or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cutting wind
  • keen winds
  • knifelike cold
  • piercing knifelike pains
  • piercing cold
  • piercing criticism
  • a stabbing pain
  • lancinating pain

Synonyms for knifelike in the sense of this definition

(knifelike is similar to ...) keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

"a sharp pain" "sharp winds"

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