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English definition of “sharply”

sharply

adverb (ABLE TO CUT)    /ˈʃɑːp.li/ US  /ˈʃɑːrp-/
in a way that will cut or make a hole: a sharply pointed nailSharp and blunt severely and angrily: a sharply-worded letter of complaint He spoke sharply to his daughter. The police have been sharply criticized for their handling of the affair.SevereAngry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of sharply adverb (ABLE TO CUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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