pointedness

2 definitions found

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

Pointed \Point"ed\, adjective

1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.

2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing.

His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope.

{Pointed arch} (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.

{Pointed style} (Arch.), a name given to that style of architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant feature; -- more commonly called {Gothic}. -- {Point"ed*ly}, adverb -- {Point"ed*ness}, n.

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

pointedness

noun

1: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip [syn: {point}, {pointedness}] [ant: {unpointedness}]

2: the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing; "the pointedness of his sarcasm was unmistakable"


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