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pointedadjective

 us   /ˈpɔɪn·tɪd/
intending criticism: He made a pointed remark about her unwillingness to volunteer.
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"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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  • 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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