pointed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “pointed” in the English Dictionary

"pointed" in British English

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pointedadjective

uk   /ˈpɔɪn.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/

pointed adjective (SHARP END)

A pointed ​object has a ​thin, ​sharp end or ​becomes much ​narrower at one end: He's got ​funny little pointed ​ears.
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pointed adjective (CRITICISM)

A pointed ​remark, ​question, or ​manner is ​intended as a ​criticism of the ​person it is ​directed to: My ​aunt made a few pointed ​remarks about my ​taste in ​clothes.
(Definition of pointed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pointed" in American English

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pointedadjective

 us   /ˈpɔɪn·tɪd/
intendingcriticism: He made a pointed ​remark about her ​unwillingness to ​volunteer.
(Definition of pointed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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