Antonyms

1. sharpened

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrpənd'] having the point made sharp.

Antonyms

  • unperceptive

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Words that Rhyme with Sharpened

  • abandoned
  • aforementioned
  • airconditioned
  • apportioned
  • auctioned
  • auditioned
  • awakened
  • bargained
  • beckoned
  • blackened
  • bludgeoned
  • brightened
  • broadened
  • burdened
  • burgeoned
  • buttoned
  • captioned
  • cautioned
  • cautioned
  • championed

Example sentences of the word sharpened


1. Verb, past tense
Use sharpened pruning tools and prune at the optimal time to reduce these risks.

2. Verb, past participle
Wear thick gloves to protect your hands from the sharpened blades.

3. Adjective
Insert the sharpened ends of the post limbs at least 12 inches into the ground.

Quotes containing the word sharpened


1. If you show someone something you've written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’.
- David Mitchell, Black Swan Green

2. True, nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am, but why will say that I am mad?! The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.
- Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

3. Yes, when I get big and have my own home, no plush chairs and lace curtains for me. And no rubber plants. I'll have a desk like this in my parlor and white walls and a clean green blotter every Saturday night and a row of shining yellow pencils always sharpened for writing and a golden-brown bowl with a flower or some leaves or berries always in it and books . . . books . . . books. . . .
- Betty Smith

2. sharpened

adjective. ['ˈʃɑːrpənd'] made sharp or sharper.

Antonyms

  • dullness
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