Definition of Sharpness

1. Noun. A quick and penetrating intelligence. "I admired the keenness of his mind"

Exact synonyms: Acuity, Acuteness, Keenness
Generic synonyms: Intelligence
Specialized synonyms: Steel Trap
Derivative terms: Acute, Keen, Sharp, Sharp



2. Noun. The attribute of urgency in tone of voice. "His voice had an edge to it"
Exact synonyms: Edge
Generic synonyms: Urgency
Derivative terms: Edgy

3. Noun. A strong odor or taste property. "The raciness of the wine"
Exact synonyms: Bite, Pungency, Raciness
Generic synonyms: Spice, Spicery, Spiciness
Derivative terms: Pungent, Racy

4. Noun. The quality of being keenly and painfully felt. "The sharpness of her loss"
Generic synonyms: Distressingness, Painfulness
Derivative terms: Sharp, Sharp

5. Noun. Thinness of edge or fineness of point.
Exact synonyms: Keenness
Specialized synonyms: Acuteness
Generic synonyms: Configuration, Conformation, Contour, Form, Shape
Attributes: Sharp
Derivative terms: Sharp, Sharp, Sharp
Antonyms: Dullness

6. Noun. The quality of being sharp and clear.
Exact synonyms: Distinctness
Generic synonyms: Clarity, Clearness, Uncloudedness
Specialized synonyms: Definition, Discernability, Legibility, Focus
Derivative terms: Distinct, Distinct, Distinct, Sharp
Antonyms: Indistinctness, Softness

7. Noun. Harshness of manner.
Exact synonyms: Asperity
Generic synonyms: Ill Nature
Antonyms: Dullness
Derivative terms: Sharp

Definition of Sharpness

1. n. The quality or condition of being sharp; keenness; acuteness.

Definition of Sharpness

1. Proper noun. an inland port in Gloucestershire ¹

2. Noun. the cutting ability of an edge; keenness ¹

3. Noun. the fineness of the point a pointed object ¹

4. Noun. The product or result of being sharp. ¹

5. Noun. (context: of food etc) pungency or acidity ¹

6. Noun. (context: of an image) distinctness, focus ¹

7. Noun. (context: of intelligence) acuteness or acuity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sharpness

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Medical Definition of Sharpness

1. The visual impression of distinctness of detail in a photographic reproduction. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sharpness

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sharpens
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sharpies
sharping
sharpings
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sharpite
sharpling
sharplings
sharply
sharpness (current term)
sharpnesses
sharps
sharpsaw
sharpshoot
sharpshooter
sharpshooters
sharpshooting
sharpshootings
sharpster
sharpsters
sharptail
sharptail mola
sharptails
sharptongued

Literary usage of Sharpness

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1. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson, René Feret, William Barnard Fuller, Frank Pape McKibben, Spencer Baird Newberry (1916)
"sharpness OF SAND In the past all specifications have called tor clean, "sharp " sand in spite of the fact that in many parts of the country where sharp ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"not imagine how it was possible for the king to publish a declaration at this time, (his first declaration,) without much sharpness against the murderers of ..."

3. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson (1905)
"sharpness OF SAND In the past all specifications have called for dean, "sharp " sand in spite of the fact that in many parts of the country where sharp sand ..."

4. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson (1905)
"sharpness OF SAND In the past all specifications have called for clean, "sharp " sand in spite of the fact that in many parts of the country where sharp ..."

5. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"(3) Another very excellent way to judge of moderate sharpness is to rest the tang of the blade on the end of the medius, and to feel of the edge by moving ..."

6. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"If the knife is sharp, it will cut a thin shaving from the paper. (3) Another very excellent way to judge of moderate, sharpness is to rest the tang of the ..."

7. A Method for the Identification of Pure Organic Compounds by a Systematic by Samuel Parsons Mulliken (1904)
"Tests of the second class, which it will be convenient to call "sharpness tests," depend on the fact that it is rather unusual to meet with mixtures of two ..."

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