Meaning of “pointed” in the English Dictionary

"pointed" in British English

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pointedadjective

uk /ˈpɔɪn.tɪd/ us /ˈpɔɪn.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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  • a sharply pointed nail
  • He was a little birdlike man with a pointed nose and darting eyes.

(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/

intending criticism:

He made a pointed remark about her unwillingness to volunteer.

(Definition of “pointed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)