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sharply

adverb uk   /ˈʃɑːp.li/  us   /ˈʃɑːrp-/

sharply adverb (SUDDENLY)

B2 quickly and suddenly: Inflation has risen/fallen sharply. His health improved/deteriorated sharply this week. The road bends sharply to the left.

sharply adverb (ABLE TO CUT)

in a way that will cut or make a hole: a sharply pointed nail 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.

sharply adverb (CLEARLY)

clearly and obviously: a sharply focused photograph We have sharply differing views.

sharply adverb (FASHIONABLE)

in a fashionable way: to be sharply dressed

sharply adverb (CLEVER)

quickly noticing things: Her ears are sharply attuned to her baby's cry.
Translations of “sharply”
in Korean 급격하게…
in Arabic بِحِدّة…
in Portuguese bruscamente…
in Catalan bruscament…
in Japanese 急に, 急激に…
in Italian notevolmente e improvvisamente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然地, 快速和突然地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然地, 快速和突然地…
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