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sharp

adjective (CLEVER)    /ʃɑːp/ US  /ʃɑːrp/ mainly approving
B2 clever or quick to notice things: Birdwatchers need to have sharp ears and eyes. She has a sharp eye for a bargain. Our new director is very sharp. She manages to combine a sharp mind/intellect with a sympathetic manner. He was a man of sharp wit/sharp-witted man who always spoke his mind. The play was full of sharp one-liners.US He may be old but he's still as sharp as a tack.PerceptiveUsing the eyesIntelligenceIntelligencePerceptive sharpness     /ˈʃɑːp.nəs/ US  /ˈʃɑːrp-/ noun [U] She has a remarkable sharpness of mind. the sharpness of a photograph/imagePhotographyIntelligencePerceptivePerceptiveUsing the eyesIntelligenceThe style, appearance, and make-up of clothesModern and fashionableFashionModern and fashionableSharp and bluntNot expected or planned
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