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1. sharp

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] (of something seen or heard) clearly defined.

Synonyms

  • crisp

Antonyms

  • opacity
  • softness

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Sharp

  • scarp
  • tharpe
  • tharp
  • tarp
  • scharp
  • karp
  • harpe
  • garp
  • carp

Example sentences of the word sharp


1. Adjective
Pry the screen loose with the sharp end of the pocketknife.

Quotes containing the word sharp


1. To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential... With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.
- Snoop Dogg

2. 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

3. This is my knife. It is very sharp and very eager to hurt you.
- Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room

2. sharp

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] ending in a sharp point.

Synonyms

  • acute
  • needlelike
  • pointed

Antonyms

  • backward
  • styleless
  • manual
  • slow

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. sharp

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] marked by practical hardheaded intelligence.

Synonyms

  • smart
  • astute

Antonyms

  • kind
  • unbordered
  • indistinctness

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. sharp

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.

Synonyms

  • knifelike
  • penetrative
  • acute
  • piercing
  • incisive
  • perceptive
  • keen
  • penetrating

Antonyms

  • noncritical
  • harmless
  • indiscriminate
  • undiscriminating

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. sharp

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones.

Synonyms

  • shrill
  • high

Antonyms

  • moderate
  • unsaturated
  • chronic

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. sharp

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] extremely steep.

Synonyms

  • precipitous
  • abrupt

Antonyms

  • concentration
  • temperate
  • superficial

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. sharp

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] harsh.

Synonyms

  • unpleasant
  • tart

Antonyms

  • undiscerning
  • soft
  • unintelligent

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. sharp

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point.

Synonyms

  • lancinating
  • fulgurating
  • cutting
  • intense
  • acute
  • salt
  • piercing
  • stabbing
  • lancinate
  • keen

Antonyms

  • good nature
  • rounded
  • indirect
  • bad

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. sharp

adverb. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] changing suddenly in direction and degree.

Synonyms

  • sharply

Antonyms

  • inclined
  • ascent

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. sharp

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrp'] having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing.

Synonyms

  • sharpened
  • fang-like
  • penetrating
  • chisel-like
  • sharp-toothed
  • incisive
  • carnassial
  • file-like
  • metal-cutting
  • edged
  • sharpness
  • knifelike
  • razor-sharp
  • pointed
  • keen
  • drill-like
  • dagger-like
  • keenness

Antonyms

  • dull
  • dullness
  • obtuseness
  • stupidity

Etymology

  • scearp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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