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1. sharpness

noun. ['ˈʃɑːrpnəs'] a quick and penetrating intelligence.

Synonyms

  • acuteness
  • steel trap
  • acuity
  • keenness

Antonyms

  • union
  • crooked
  • angularity
  • roundness

Etymology

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

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Rhymes with Sharpness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Sentences with sharpness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Judge the sharpness and decide when it is time to change the blade.

2. Adjective
Many methods of testing sharpness exist.

Quotes about sharpness


1. War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

2. It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

2. sharpness

noun. ['ˈʃɑːrpnəs'] thinness of edge or fineness of point.

Synonyms

  • shape
  • configuration
  • sharp
  • acuteness
  • keenness
  • form
  • conformation

Antonyms

  • dullness
  • obtuseness
  • blur
  • unclearness

Etymology

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

3. sharpness

noun. ['ˈʃɑːrpnəs'] the attribute of urgency in tone of voice.

Synonyms

  • edge

Antonyms

  • sameness
  • same

Etymology

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

4. sharpness

noun. ['ˈʃɑːrpnəs'] the quality of being sharp and clear.

Synonyms

  • discernability
  • legibility
  • focus
  • clarity
  • clearness
  • distinctness
  • uncloudedness

Antonyms

  • opacity
  • softness
  • illegibility
  • skew

Etymology

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

5. sharpness

noun. ['ˈʃɑːrpnəs'] the quality of being keenly and painfully felt.

Synonyms

  • painfulness

Antonyms

  • soften
  • inexplicitness

Etymology

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

6. sharpness

noun. ['ˈʃɑːrpnəs'] harshness of manner.

Synonyms

  • ill nature

Antonyms

  • good nature
  • incomprehensibility

Etymology

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

7. sharpness

noun. ['ˈʃɑːrpnəs'] a strong odor or taste property.

Synonyms

  • spiciness
  • raciness
  • pungency
  • spicery
  • spice

Antonyms

  • clear
  • equivocalness
  • polysemy
  • ambiguity

Etymology

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