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English definition of “sharply”

sharply

adverb  /ˈʃɑr·pli/ us  

sharply adverb (SUDDENLY)

in a sudden and immediately noticeable way: Interest rates rose sharply last month.

sharply adverb (STRONGLY)

in a way that is strongly felt or that has a strong effect: The movie is sharply funny in these scenes.

sharply adverb (SEVERELY)

in a strong way that is intended to be painful: The current government has sharply criticized the court.

sharply adverb (CLEARLY)

in a way that is easy to see or understand; clearly: We have sharply differing views on this issue.
(Definition of sharply from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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