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sharp

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sharp

  1. as stated or indicated without the slightest difference be there at four o'clock sharp Synonyms of sharp due, full, just, precisely, right, exactly, smack-dab, squarely


sharp

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sharp

  1. 1 having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something be careful, as that knife is sharp enough to slice off a finger Synonyms of sharp cutting, edged, edgy, ground, honed, keen, sharpened, stropped, trenchant, whetted Words Related to sharp clawlike, daggerlike, knifelike; jabbing, jagged, lacerating, piercing, scratching, stabbing; pointed, pointy, spiky (also spikey) Near Antonyms of sharp rounded, smooth; soft; even, flat, level, slick Antonyms of sharp blunt, blunted, dull, dulled, obtuse

  2. 2 having a powerfully stimulating odor or flavor that cheese is so sharp that its rank aroma can practically clear a room Synonyms of sharp nippy, pungent, strong, tangy Words Related to sharp acid, acidic; acrid, bitter, harsh; gingery, hot, peppery, piquant, spicy, tart, zesty, zingy; putrid, rancid, rank, skunky; acute, keen; animating, energizing, exciting, galvanizing, invigorating, provocative; appetizing, delectable, delicious, palatable, toothsome; flavorful, savory (also savoury), tasty; aromatic, redolent Near Antonyms of sharp aged, mellow, ripe; gentle, soft; flat, flavorless, insipid; savorless, tasteless, zestless; dilute, thin, watery, weak Antonyms of sharp bland, mild, smooth

  3. 3 tapering to a thin tip tipped with a sharp arrowhead Synonyms of sharp peaked, pointy, pointed, spired, tippedWords Related to sharp needlelike, spiny; barbed, jagged, pronged, spiked, spikelike, spiky (also spikey); bladelike, knifelikeNear Antonyms of sharp dull, roundedAntonyms of sharp blunt

  4. 4 being in the latest or current fashion wore a sharp suit to his first big job interview Synonyms of sharp à la mode (also a la mode), au courant, chic, cool [slang], exclusive, fashionable, fresh [slang], happening, hip, in, modish, stylish, smart, snappy, supercool, swell, swish, trendy, voguishWords Related to sharp downtown, edgy, funky; dapper, dashing, dressy, kicky, natty, rakish, sassy, saucy, spiffy, spruce; chichi, classy, flossy, haute (also haut), nobby, posh, ritzy, soigné (or soignée), swank (or swanky); elegant, graceful, handsome, majestic, refined, sophisticated, stately, tasteful, understated; doggish, doggy, flashy, gallant; dandyish, dudish, foppish; ultrachic, ultracool, ultrahip, ultraposh, ultrasmart, ultrasophisticatedNear Antonyms of sharp cheesy, tacky, unattractive, unbecoming; graceless, inelegant, tasteless, trashy, unhandsome; frowsy (or frowzy), sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, untidy; disheveled (or dishevelled), messy, mussy, rumpled, wrinkled; shabby, sleazyAntonyms of sharp dowdy, out, outmoded, styleless, unchic, uncool, unfashionable, unmodish, unstylish

  5. 5 being strikingly neat and trim in style or appearance a television personality who's known as a sharp dresser Synonyms of sharp dapper, natty, smart, snappy, spruceWords Related to sharp dolled up, dressy, elegant, formal, spiffed-up; orderly, tidy; à la mode (also a la mode), chic, fashionable, in, modish, stylish; careful, fastidious, fussy, meticulous; combed, groomed; clean, immaculate, pristine, spotless, squeaky-cleanNear Antonyms of sharp messy, mussed, rumpled, uncombed, untidy, wrinkled; shabby, sleazy; dingy, dirty, filthy, foul, grimy, grubby, nasty, scroungy, scrubby, scruffy, scuzzy [slang], smirched, soiled, spotted, stained, sullied, unclean; dowdy, inelegant, unfashionable, unstylishAntonyms of sharp disheveled (or dishevelled), frowsy (or frowzy), sloppy, slovenly, unkempt

  6. 6 causing intense discomfort to one's skin I got chapped lips from sailing all day in that sharp wind Synonyms of sharp biting, bitter, keen, penetrating, piercing, raw, cutting, shrewd, smarting, stingingWords Related to sharp brisk, invigorating, nippy, snappy; needlelike, prickly, tingling; caustic, corrosiveNear Antonyms of sharp balmy, gentle, mild, soothing

  7. 7 given to or marked by cheating and deception sharp business practices that are being investigated by the state's consumer protection agency Synonyms of sharp bent [chiefly British], crooked, deceptive, double-dealing, duplicitous, fast, fraudulent, guileful, rogue, shady, dishonest, shifty, underhand, underhandedWords Related to sharp unconscionable, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, false; artful, beguiling, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, foxy, slick, sly, subtle, wily; defrauding, devious, furtive, slippery, sneaking, sneaky, trickish, tricky; insidious, perfidious, treacherousNear Antonyms of sharp conscientious, decent, ethical, honorable, just, scrupulous, upright; forthright, straightforwardAntonyms of sharp aboveboard, honest, straight

  8. 8 having or showing a practical cleverness or judgment a sharp customer who wasn't about to be taken in by that smooth-tongued salesman Synonyms of sharp astute, canny, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, hard-boiled, hardheaded, heady, knowing, savvy, shrewd, sharp-witted, smartWords Related to sharp artful, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, devious, dodgy [chiefly British], foxy, guileful, pawky [chiefly British], slick, sly, subtle, tricky, wily; discerning, insightful, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, sagacious, sage, sapient, wise; experienced, veteran; discriminating, discriminative; agile, alert, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, sharp-eyed, sharp-sighted; apt, ingenious, resourceful; calculating, schemingNear Antonyms of sharp artless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve); exploitable, gullible (also gullable); unperceptive, unwise; dense, dull, obtuse; airheaded, birdbrained, brain-dead, brainless, dim-witted, dopey (also dopy), dumb, empty-headed, feebleminded, gormless [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, simple, slow, slow-witted, softheaded, stupid, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, weak-minded; foolish, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), moronic, silly, thoughtless, witless; ignorant, uninformedAntonyms of sharp unknowing

  9. 9 having or showing quickness of mind any sharp student would have noticed the error immediately Synonyms of sharp alert, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, exceptional, fast, hyperintelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, intelligent, sharp-witted, smart, supersmart, ultrasmartWords Related to sharp apt, ingenious, resourceful; acute, astute, discerning, heady, insightful, knowing, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, sagacious, sapient, savvy, wise; cerebral, erudite, genial, highbrow, knowledgeable, learned, literate, scholarly, well-read; educated, informed, schooled, skilled, trained; creative, inventive, judicious, prudent, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, sound, wise; crafty, cunning, foxy, shrewd, wily; logical, rational, reasonableNear Antonyms of sharp feebleminded, simpleminded; boobish, foolish, half-baked, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), moronic, silly; ignorant, illiterate, lowbrow, nonintellectual, unacademic, uneducated, uninformed, unintellectual, untaught, unthinking; absurd, asinine, balmy, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, featherheaded, fool, half-baked, harebrained, insane, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, tomfool, unwise, wacky (also whacky), zanyAntonyms of sharp airheaded, birdbrained, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, gormless [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, stupid, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unbrilliant, unintelligent, unsmart, vacuous, weak-minded, witless

  10. 10 marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings an unnecessarily sharp retort to a perfectly civil question Synonyms of sharp acerb, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulous, acrid, barbed, biting, caustic, corrosive, cutting, mordant, pungent, sardonic, satiric (or satirical), scalding, scathing, sarcastic, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, smart-mouthed, snarky, tartWords Related to sharp brisk, cross, sharp-tongued, sour, sourish, spiky (also spikey), tartish; incisive, keen, poignant, trenchant; cynical, dry, ironic (also ironical), wry; facetious, flippant, tongue-in-cheek; acrimonious, bitter, resentful, vitriolic; harsh, rough, severe, stringent; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), concise, crisp, curt, gruff, pithy, snippety, snippy, succinct, terse; backhanded, insincereNear Antonyms of sharp amusing, droll, merry, playful, sportive, waggish; gentle, mild; bland; good-humored, good-natured; diplomatic, polite, smooth, suave, urbane; affable, cordial, genial, gracious, hospitable, sociable

  11. 11 able to sense slight impressions or differences you have sharp eyes Synonyms of sharp delicate, fine, keen, perceptive, quick, sensitive, acuteWords Related to sharp accurate, clear, discerning, good, piercing, precise, receptive, sensible, subtle; hair-trigger, hyperacute, hypersensitive, oversensitive, supersensitiveNear Antonyms of sharp bad, deadened, dimmed, dull, dulled, fading; dead, imperceptive, insensible, insensitive, numb; imprecise, inaccurate

  12. 12 uncomfortably cool a spell of unusually sharp weather for this time of year Synonyms of sharp bitter, bleak, chill, chilling, nipping, nippy, raw, chillyWords Related to sharp bracing, brisk, crisp, invigorating, rigorous, snappy; arctic, bitter, cold, coolish, freezing, frigid, frosty, glacial, ice-cold, icy, numbing, polar, shivery, wintry (also wintery); subfreezing, subzero; frore, frosted, frozen, iced, refrigerated, unheatedNear Antonyms of sharp balmy, warm; lukewarm, tepid; heated, warmed

Synonym Discussion of sharp

sharp, keen, acute mean having or showing alert competence and clear understanding. sharp implies quick perception, clever resourcefulness, or sometimes questionable trickiness.
    • sharp enough to spot a confidence game
keen suggests quickness, enthusiasm, and a penetrating mind.
    • a keen observer of the political scene
acute implies a power to penetrate and may suggest subtlety and sharpness of discrimination.
    • an acute sense of style

sharp

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sharp

  1. a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field the computer sharp that the rest of the staff turns to whenever their PCs act up Synonyms of sharp ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), meister, past master, proficient, scholar, shark, expert, virtuoso, whiz, wizardWords Related to sharp pro, professional; consultant, hired gun, specialist; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan; craftsman, journeyman; all-rounder [British], jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man; mistressNear Antonyms of sharp apprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessionalAntonyms of sharp amateur, inexpert, nonexpert



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