razor-sharp

adjective

1
: very sharp
Sharks have razor-sharp teeth.
2
: showing a lot of intelligence or the ability to think quickly
a razor-sharp attorney
a razor-sharp wit/mind

Examples of razor-sharp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When detonated, the bomb’s smooth skin shatters into razor-sharp fragments that can shred human bodies and unarmored vehicles alike. John Ismay, New York Times, 11 May 2024 Wolverine’s room is covered in claw marks on the walls, no doubt caused by some razor-sharp, adamantium rage. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 3 May 2024 After the more mainstream release of Sol María, Carrión returns to the forefront with a display of effortless ingenuity and razor-sharp wordplay across five tracks. Isabela Raygoza, Billboard, 3 May 2024 When bolted down, the defective E-nut caused razor-sharp, up to three inch slivers to fall on the bundles of wires and on the surfaces below. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 24 Apr. 2024 Gear Tips for Pike Don’t Skip the Bite Leader Northern pike have mouths full of razor-sharp teeth. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 18 Apr. 2024 In addition to Depp, the film stars Bill Skarsgård, trading in Pennywise’s clown makeup for Count Orlock’s razor-sharp fangs (he’s glimpsed from the back, hunching over in a bat-like crouch), as well as Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Emma Corrin. Brent Lang, Variety, 11 Apr. 2024 The histrionics and razor-sharp irony that McDonagh is known for plays well in the quaint theater space, interpreted by an all-star cast of San Jose Stage Company regulars. David John Chávez, The Mercury News, 11 Apr. 2024 Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin's 2 Daughters: All About Delilah and Amelia Her hair's dimensional and razor-sharp shape includes blunt cheekbone-grazing layers that are balanced out with wispy eyebrow-length bangs. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024

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“Razor-sharp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razor-sharp. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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