Definition of Sharp tongue

1. Noun. A bitter or critical manner of speaking.

Generic synonyms: Tongue



Definition of Sharp tongue

1. Noun. (idiomatic) The practice or characteristic of speaking to others in a harsh, critical, or insulting manner. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharp Tongue

sharp-limbed
sharp-pointed
sharp-set
sharp-shinned hawk
sharp-shinned hawks
sharp-sighted
sharp-sightedness
sharp-tailed grouse
sharp-tongued
sharp-witted
sharp-worded
sharp as a tack
sharp cookie
sharp practice
sharp tongue (current term)
sharpbill
sharpbills
sharpchin flyingfish
sharpe
sharped
sharpen
sharpened
sharpener
sharpeners
sharpeneth
sharpening
sharpens
sharper
sharpers

Literary usage of Sharp tongue

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1. Emerson in Concord: A Memoir, Written for the "Social Circle" in Concord by Edward Waldo Emerson (1888)
"Here is my wife who has come to church in hope of being soothed and strengthened after being wounded by the sharp tongue of a slut in her house. ..."

2. An Eclectic Compendium of the Practice of Medicine by Lyman Watkins (1895)
"Bright redness, burning and itching of skin, pulse small and sharp, tongue red, papillae prominent. SODIUM SULPHITE : Tongue enlarged and flabby, ..."

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