Sharpness

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sharpness \Sharp"ness\, noun [AS. scearpness.] The quality or condition of being sharp; keenness; acuteness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sharpness

noun

1: a quick and penetrating intelligence; "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind" [syn: {acuteness}, {acuity}, {sharpness}, {keenness}]

2: the attribute of urgency in tone of voice; "his voice had an edge to it" [syn: {edge}, {sharpness}]

3: a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine" [syn: {pungency}, {bite}, {sharpness}, {raciness}]

4: the quality of being keenly and painfully felt; "the sharpness of her loss"

5: thinness of edge or fineness of point [syn: {sharpness}, {keenness}] [ant: {bluntness}, {dullness}]

6: the quality of being sharp and clear [syn: {distinctness}, {sharpness}] [ant: {blurriness}, {fogginess}, {fuzziness}, {indistinctness}, {softness}]

7: harshness of manner [syn: {asperity}, {sharpness}] [ant: {bluntness}, {dullness}]


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