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Definition 1: harshness of manner - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for sharpness in the sense of this definition

(sharpness is a kind of ...) a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition

Definition 2: thinness of edge or fineness of point - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for sharpness in the sense of this definition

(sharpness is a kind of ...) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

"he could barely make out their shapes"

(... is a kind of sharpness ) the quality of having a sharp edge or point

(... are attributes of sharpness) 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 3: a strong odor or taste property - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the pungency of mustard
  • the sulfurous bite of garlic
  • the sharpness of strange spices
  • the raciness of the wine

Synonyms for sharpness in the sense of this definition

(sharpness is a kind of ...) the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored

Definition 4: the quality of being sharp and clear - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for sharpness in the sense of this definition

(sharpness is a kind of ...) the quality of clear water

"when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"

(... is a kind of sharpness ) clarity of outline

"exercise had given his muscles superior definition"

(... is a kind of sharpness ) distinctness that makes perception easy

(... is a kind of sharpness ) maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system

"in focus" "out of focus"

Definition 5: the attribute of urgency in tone of voice - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • his voice had an edge to it

Synonyms for sharpness in the sense of this definition

(sharpness is a kind of ...) pressing importance requiring speedy action

"the urgency of his need"

Definition 6: the quality of being keenly and painfully felt - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the sharpness of her loss

(sharpness is a kind of ...) the quality of being painful

"she feared the painfulness of childbirth"

Definition 7: a quick and penetrating intelligence - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • he argued with great acuteness
  • I admired the keenness of his mind

Synonyms for sharpness in the sense of this definition

(sharpness is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

(... is a kind of sharpness ) an acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps)

"he's as sharp as a steel trap" "a mind like a steel trap"

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