English adjective: knifelike
|1.||knifelike cutting or able to cut as if with a knife|
|2.||knifelike having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions|
|Samples||An acute observer of politics and politicians.|
Icy knifelike reasoning.
As sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang.
Frequent penetrative observations.
|Synonyms||acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp|
|3.||knifelike painful as if caused by a sharp instrument|
|Samples||A cutting wind.|
Piercing knifelike pains.
A stabbing pain.
|Synonyms||cutting, keen, lancinate, lancinating, piercing, stabbing|
|4.||knifelike having a sharp or distinct edge|
|Samples||A narrow knifelike profile.|