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English adjective: knifelike

1. knifelike cutting or able to cut as if with a knife


Similarsharp


Antonymsdull

2. knifelike having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions


SamplesAn acute observer of politics and politicians.
Incisive comments.
Icy knifelike reasoning.
As sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang.
Penetrating insight.
Frequent penetrative observations.


Synonymsacute, discriminating, incisive, keen, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp


Similarperceptive


Antonymsunperceiving, unperceptive

3. knifelike painful as if caused by a sharp instrument


SamplesA cutting wind.
Keen winds.
Knifelike cold.
Piercing knifelike pains.
Piercing cold.
Piercing criticism.
A stabbing pain.
Lancinating pain.


Synonymscutting, keen, lancinate, lancinating, piercing, stabbing


Similarsharp


Antonymsdull

4. knifelike having a sharp or distinct edge


SamplesA narrow knifelike profile.


Similardistinct


Antonymsindistinct









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