pointed

  • 1 Pointed — Point ed, a. 1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. [1913 Webster] His… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 pointed — [adj1] having a sharp end or part acicular, aciculate, acuminate, acuminous, acute, barbed, cornered, cuspidate, edged, fine, keen, mucronate, peaked, piked, pointy, pronged, sharp, sharp cornered, spiked; concepts 490,606 Ant. blunt, dull… …

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  • 3 pointed — [point′id] adj. 1. a) having a point, or sharp end b) tapering to a point, as a Gothic arch 2. sharp; incisive; to the point, as an epigram 3. clearly aimed at, or referring to, someone [a pointed remark] 4. very evident; emphasized; conspicuous… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 pointed — index acute, compact (pithy), conspicuous, direct (forthright), eloquent, explicit, incisive …

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  • 5 pointed — (adj.) c.1300, having a sharp point or points, pp. adjective from POINT (Cf. point) (v.) in sense of furnish with a point. Meaning having the quality of penetrating the feelings or mind is from 1660s. Related: Pointedly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 pointed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a sharpened or tapered tip or end. 2) (of a remark or look) clearly directed and unambiguous in intent. DERIVATIVES pointedly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 pointed — pointedly, adv. pointedness, n. /poyn tid/, adj. 1. having a point or points: a pointed arch. 2. sharp or piercing: pointed wit. 3. having direct effect, significance, or force: pointed criticism. 4. directed; aimed: a pointed gun. 5. directed… …

    Universalium

  • 8 pointed — [[t]pɔ͟ɪntɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is pointed has a point at one end. ...a pointed roof. ...pointed shoes. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Pointed comments or behaviour express criticism in a clear and direct way. I couldn t help… …

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  • 9 pointed — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. having a point b. being an arch with a pointed crown; also marked by the use of a pointed arch < pointed architecture > 2. a. being to the point ; pertinent b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 Pointed — Point Point (point), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pointing}.] [Cf. F. pointer. See {Point}, n.] 1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 pointed — point|ed [ pɔıntəd ] adjective * 1. ) with a point at the end: the pointed leaves of the ash tree a pointed nose/chin 2. ) direct, in a way that shows you are annoyed or do not agree: The third party candidate made pointed remarks about both of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 pointed — point|ed [ˈpɔıntıd] adj [usually before noun] 1.) having a point at the end ▪ a pointed beard 2.) a pointed question/look/remark a direct question, look etc that deliberately shows that you are annoyed, bored, or disapprove of something ▪ a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 pointed — adjective (usually before noun) 1 having a point at the end: Poirot was a dapper little man with a pointed beard. 2 a pointed comment/look/remark something you say or do in a deliberately direct and noticeable way, in order to show your annoyance …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 pointed */ — UK [ˈpɔɪntɪd] / US [ˈpɔɪntəd] adjective 1) with a point at the end a pointed nose/chin 2) a) direct, in a way that shows you are annoyed or do not agree They made a few pointed remarks about the proposals. b) direct, because you are determined to …

    English dictionary

  • 15 pointed — /ˈpɔɪntəd / (say poyntuhd) adjective 1. having a point or points: a pointed arch. 2. sharp or piercing: pointed wit. 3. having point or force: pointed comment. 4. directed; aimed. 5. directed particularly, as at a person. 6. marked; emphasised.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 pointed —   Miomio, oi oi.   Also: wanawana (spiked); wakawaka (as teeth); wana, wawana, winiwini.    ♦ Any pointed instrument, kui.    ♦ Pointed shoes, kāma a miomio.    ♦ Pointed remark, ōlelo houhou, ōlelo pahupahu …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 17 pointed — adjective /ˈpɔɪntɪd/ a) Sharp, barbed; not dull. The warrior brandished a pointed spear. b) In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities. The Siamese is a pointed breed of cat …

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  • 18 pointed — Synonyms and related words: Attic, Spartan, V shaped, Y shaped, abbreviated, abridged, acanthoid, acanthous, accented, accentuated, acicular, aciform, acuate, aculeate, aculeiform, acuminate, acute, akimbo, allegorical, angular, aphoristic,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 pointed — adjective 1) a pointed stick Syn: sharp, tapering, tapered, conical, jagged, spiky, spiked, barbed; informal pointy 2) a pointed remark Syn: cutting, trenchant, biting, incisi …

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  • 20 pointed — adjective 1) a pointed stick Syn: sharp, spiky, spiked, tapering, barbed; informal pointy 2) a pointed remark Syn: cutting, biting, incisive, acerbic, caustic, scathing …

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