Synonyms and Antonyms of pointed

  1. 1 tapering to a thin tip the sansevieria's long pointed leaves make it an easily recognized houseplant Synonyms peaked, pointy, sharp, spired, tipped Related Words needlelike, spiny; barbed, jagged, pronged, spiked, spikelike, spiky (also spikey); bladelike, knifelike Near Antonyms dull, rounded Antonyms blunt

  2. 2 having to do with the matter at hand he made a number of pointed remarks on the crisis abroad Synonyms applicable, apposite, apropos, germane, material, pertinent, relative, relevantRelated Words appropriate, apt, fit, fitting, suitable; important, meaningful, significant; sensible, useful; admissible, allowableNear Antonyms frivolous, inconsequential, insignificant, little, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; meaningless, purposeless, senseless, useless; inappropriate, inapt, unsuitable; inadmissibleAntonyms extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelative, irrelevant, pointless

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to criticize severely

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