Definition of Pointedly

1. Adverb. In such a manner as to make something clearly evident. "He pointedly ignored the question"

Partainyms: Pointed



Definition of Pointedly

1. Adverb. explicitly; with emphasis; so as to make a point, especially with criticism ¹

2. Adverb. (obsolete) wittily or pithily ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pointedly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pointedly

pointable
pointal
pointblank
pointcut
pointcuts
pointe
pointed
pointed-leaf maple
pointed-toe
pointed arch
pointed condyloma
pointed out
pointed the bone
pointedly (current term)
pointedness
pointednesses
pointee
pointees
pointel
pointelle
pointelles
pointels
pointer
pointer finger
pointerless
pointerlike
pointers
pointes

Literary usage of Pointedly

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... paragraphs in these chapters that most pointedly outline the doctrine read as follows: IV. Those angels and men, thus predestined and fore-ordained, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"... i 159d, pointedly say that such an individual may enforce this right against a water company by mandamus. We are told that this defense of the water ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... "who speak the truth, and speak it well, judiciously, pointedly, and with beauty and power of expression" (De doct. christ., iv, 21). ..."

4. Ireland: Historical and Statistical by George Lewis Smyth (1847)
"... judgment of the utility of an undertaking ; and to decide whether they ought to purchase shares in it. ... I make these observations the more pointedly, ..."

5. The History of the Virginia Federal Convention of 1788 by Hugh Blair Grigsby (1890)
"... the distinction between the people of the United States and the States so pointedly drawn by Henry, and the bounden duty of representatives charged with ..."

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