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English definition of “pointed”

pointed

adjective (CRITICISM)    /ˈpɔɪn.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/
describes a remark , question , or manner that is intended as a criticism of the person it is directed to: My aunt made a few pointed remarks about my taste in clothes .Critical and uncomplimentary
(Definition of pointed adjective (CRITICISM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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