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sharp

adjective (ABLE TO CUT)    /ʃɑːp/ US  /ʃɑːrp/
B1 having a thin edge or point that can cut something or make a hole in something: a knife with a sharp edge/blade. sharp teeth/claws/fingernails The point of this pencil isn't sharp enough.Sharp and blunt C2 producing or describing a quick, strong pain that makes you feel like you have been cut: She nudged me with a sharp elbow, to tell me to be quiet. I have this sharp pain in my chest, doctor.Pain and painful describes a part of someone's face that is very pointed: a thin face with a sharp noseSharp and blunt If someone is sharp or makes a sharp statement, they speak or act in a severe and angry way that can hurt other people: He was rather sharp with me when I asked him to help. The government's proposals came in for some sharp criticism.SevereBecoming angry and expressing anger 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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