Synonyms of pointed


1. indicate, point, designate, show, inform

usage: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"

2. orient, point, lie

usage: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"

3. charge, level, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct

usage: direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

4. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise, control, command

usage: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

5. bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal, tell

usage: be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

6. luff, point, sail

usage: sail close to the wind

7. point, tag, label, mark

usage: mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

8. point, tag, label, mark

usage: mark with diacritics; "point the letter"

9. point, tag, label, mark

usage: mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

10. point, be

usage: be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"

11. target, aim, place, direct, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct

usage: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

12. point, indicate, point, designate, show

usage: indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck"

13. sharpen, taper, point, change shape, change form, deform

usage: give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

14. point, repoint, repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on

usage: repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"


1. pointed (vs. pointless), acanthoid, acanthous, spinous, acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike, barreled, barrelled, bristle-pointed, five-pointed, fusiform, spindle-shaped, cigar-shaped, nibbed, peaked, pyramidal, pyramidic, pyramidical, sharpened, six-pointed, spiked, spikelike, angular#2, angulate, sharp

usage: having a point

2. pointed, direct (vs. indirect)

usage: direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant; "a pointed critique"; "a pointed allusion to what was going on"; "another pointed look in their direction"

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