Synonyms for sharp

Synonyms for (noun) sharp

Synonyms: sharp

Definition: a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

Similar words: sewing needle

Definition: a needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth


Synonyms: sharp

Definition: a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

Similar words: musical notation

Definition: (music) notation used by musicians

Synonyms for (adjective) sharp

Synonyms: sharp, shrewd, astute

Definition: marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

Usage: 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

Similar words: smart

Definition: showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness


Synonyms: crisp, sharp

Definition: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined

Usage: a sharp photographic image; the sharp crack of a twig; the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

Similar words: distinct

Definition: easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined

Usage: a distinct flavor; a distinct odor of turpentine; a distinct outline; the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette; distinct fingerprints


Synonyms: sharp

Definition: having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

Usage: a sharp knife; a pencil with a sharp point

Similar words: carnassial

Definition: (of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh

Usage: the carnassial teeth of carnivores


Similar words: chisel-like

Definition: resembling a chisel


Similar words: dagger-like

Definition: resembling a dagger


Similar words: drill-like

Definition: resembling a drill


Similar words: edged

Definition: having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination

Usage: an edged knife; a two-edged sword


Similar words: fang-like

Definition: resembling a fang


Similar words: file-like

Definition: resembling a file


Similar words: incisive

Definition: suitable for cutting or piercing

Usage: incisive teeth


Similar words: keen

Definition: having a sharp cutting edge or point

Usage: a keen blade


Similar words: knifelike

Definition: cutting or able to cut as if with a knife


Similar words: metal-cutting

Definition: hard and sharp enough to cut metal

Usage: metal-cutting tools


Similar words: penetrating, penetrative

Definition: tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing

Usage: a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface; a cold penetrating wind; a penetrating odor


Similar words: razor-sharp

Definition: as sharp as a razor


Similar words: sharpened

Definition: made sharp or sharper

Usage: a sharpened knife cuts more cleanly


Similar words: sharp-toothed

Definition: having sharp teeth


Synonyms: sharp

Definition: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

Usage: a sharp pain; sharp winds

Similar words: acute, intense

Definition: extremely sharp or intense

Usage: acute pain; felt acute annoyance; intense itching and burning


Similar words: lancinate, lancinating, keen, knifelike, stabbing, cutting, piercing

Definition: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

Usage: a cutting wind; keen winds; knifelike cold; piercing knifelike pains; piercing cold; piercing criticism; a stabbing pain; lancinating pain


Similar words: fulgurating

Definition: sharp and piercing


Similar words: salt

Definition: (of speech) painful or bitter

Usage: salt scorn- Shakespeare; a salt apology


Synonyms: sharp

Definition: quick and forceful

Usage: a sharp blow

Similar words: forceful

Definition: characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

Usage: a forceful speaker; a forceful personality; forceful measures; a forceful plan for peace


Synonyms: sharp

Definition: very sudden and in great amount or degree

Usage: a sharp drop in the stock market

Similar words: sudden

Definition: happening without warning or in a short space of time

Usage: a sudden storm; a sudden decision; a sudden cure


Synonyms: sharp, precipitous, abrupt

Definition: extremely steep

Usage: an abrupt canyon; the precipitous rapids of the upper river; the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings; a sharp drop

Similar words: steep

Definition: having a sharp inclination

Usage: the steep attic stairs; steep cliffs


Synonyms: sharp, shrill

Definition: having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

Usage: a shrill whistle; a shrill gaiety

Similar words: high, high-pitched

Definition: used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency


Synonyms: penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike, sharp

Definition: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Usage: 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

Similar words: perceptive

Definition: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

Usage: a perceptive eye; a perceptive observation


Synonyms: sharp, sharp-worded, tart

Definition: harsh

Usage: sharp criticism; a sharp-worded exchange; a tart remark

Similar words: unpleasant

Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors


Synonyms: sharp, needlelike, acuate, acute

Definition: ending in a sharp point

Similar words: pointed

Definition: having a point