Synonyms of sharp


1. sharp, musical notation

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

2. sharp, sewing needle

usage: a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point


1. crisp, sharp, distinct (vs. indistinct)

usage: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"

2. acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike, pointed (vs. pointless)

usage: ending in a sharp point

3. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp, perceptive (vs. unperceptive)

usage: 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"

4. astute, sharp, shrewd, smart (vs. stupid)

usage: 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"

5. sharp, sharp-worded, tart, unpleasant (vs. pleasant)

usage: harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"

6. shrill, sharp, high (vs. low), high-pitched

usage: having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety"

7. abrupt, precipitous, sharp, steep (vs. gradual)

usage: extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"

8. sharp (vs. dull), acute, intense, cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating, fulgurating, salt

usage: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"

9. sharp (vs. dull), carnassial, chisel-like, dagger-like, drill-like, edged, fang-like, file-like, incisive, keen, knifelike, metal-cutting, penetrative, penetrating, razor-sharp, sharpened, sharp-toothed, pointed

usage: having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"

10. sharp (vs. flat) (vs. natural)

usage: (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp"

11. sharp, sudden (vs. gradual)

usage: very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market"

12. sharp, forceful (vs. forceless)

usage: quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"


1. sharply, sharp, acutely

usage: 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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