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sharplyadverb

 us   /ˈʃɑr·pli/

sharply adverb (SUDDENLY)

in a ​sudden and ​immediatelynoticeable way: Interest ​ratesrose sharply last ​month.

sharply adverb (STRONGLY)

in a way that is ​stronglyfelt or that has a ​strongeffect: The ​movie is sharply ​funny in these ​scenes.

sharply adverb (SEVERELY)

in a ​strong way that is ​intended to be ​painful: The ​currentgovernment has sharply ​criticized the ​court.

sharply adverb (CLEARLY)

in a way that is ​easy to ​see or ​understand; ​clearly: We have sharply ​differingviews on this ​issue.
(Definition of sharply from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "sharply" - British English Dictionary

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sharplyadverb

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 ​roadbends sharply to the ​left.

sharply adverb (ABLE TO CUT)

in a way that will ​cut or make a ​hole: a sharply ​pointednail severely and ​angrily: a sharply-worded ​letter of ​complaint He ​spoke sharply to his ​daughter. The ​police have been sharply ​criticized for ​theirhandling of the ​situation.

sharply adverb (CLEARLY)

clearly and ​obviously: a sharply focusedphotograph We have sharply ​differingviews.

sharply adverb (FASHIONABLE)

in a ​fashionable way: to be sharply ​dressed

sharply adverb (CLEVER)

quicklynoticing things: Her ​ears are sharply ​attuned to her baby's ​cry.
(Definition of sharply from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "sharply" - Business English Dictionary

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sharplyadverb

uk   /ˈʃɑːpli/  us   /ˈʃɑːr-/
in a way that is sudden and very noticeable: rise/fall sharply Inflation has ​risen sharply. Dealer ​salesfell sharply in August.
severely and angrily: I ​wrote them a sharply-worded ​letter of ​complaint. Some ​lawmakers sharply criticized the ​proposal.
(Definition of sharply from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sharply”
in Arabic بِحِدّة…
in Korean 급격하게…
in Portuguese bruscamente…
in Catalan bruscament…
in Japanese 急に, 急激に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然地, 快速和突然地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然地, 快速和突然地…
in Italian notevolmente e improvvisamente…
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