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  • quick and forceful
    • a sharp blow
  • very sudden and in great amount or degree
    • a sharp drop in the stock market
  • (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    • C sharp
  • having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
    • a sharp knife
    • a pencil with a sharp point
  • keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
    • a sharp pain
    • sharp winds
  • extremely steep
    • an abrupt canyon
    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
    • a sharp drop
  • having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    • a shrill whistle
    • a shrill gaiety
  • harsh
    • sharp criticism
    • a sharp-worded exchange
    • a tart remark
  • marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
  • having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • ending in a sharp point
  • (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    • a sharp photographic image
    • the sharp crack of a twig
    • the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot
  • a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
  • a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • changing suddenly in direction and degree
    • the road twists sharply after the light
    • turn sharp left here
    • the visor was acutely peaked
    • her shoes had acutely pointed toes
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