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English noun: sharpness

1. sharpness (cognition) a quick and penetrating intelligence


SamplesHe argued with great acuteness.
I admired the keenness of his mind.


Synonymsacuity, acuteness, keenness


Broader (hypernym)intelligence


Narrower (hyponym)steel trap

2. sharpness (attribute) the attribute of urgency in tone of voice


SamplesHis voice had an edge to it.


Synonymsedge


Broader (hypernym)urgency

3. sharpness (attribute) a strong odor or taste property


SamplesThe pungency of mustard.
The sulfurous bite of garlic.
The sharpness of strange spices.
The raciness of the wine.


Synonymsbite, pungency, raciness


Broader (hypernym)spice, spicery, spiciness

4. sharpness (attribute) the quality of being keenly and painfully felt


SamplesThe sharpness of her loss.


Broader (hypernym)distressingness, painfulness

5. sharpness (attribute) thinness of edge or fineness of point


Synonymskeenness


Broader (hypernym)configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)acuteness


Attributesharp


Antonymsbluntness, dullness

6. sharpness (attribute) the quality of being sharp and clear


Synonymsdistinctness


Broader (hypernym)clarity, clearness, uncloudedness


Narrower (hyponym)definition, discernability, focus, legibility


Antonymsblurriness, fuzziness, indistinctness, fogginess, softness

7. sharpness (attribute) harshness of manner


Synonymsasperity


Broader (hypernym)ill nature


Antonymsbluntness, dullness









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