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pointed

adjective 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.
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