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Main Entry: 1sharp
Function: adjective 1 a: having a thin keen edge or fine point <a sharp knife> b: briskly cold : NIPPING <sharp biting wind> 2 a: alert in understanding : QUICK-WITTED <a sharp student> b: having very good ability to see or hear <you have sharp eyes> c: keen in attention to one's own interest sometimes to the point of being dishonest <a sharp customer> 3 a: full of activity or energy : BRISK <keep up a sharp pace> b: EAGER <a sharp appetite> 4 a: CURT, ANGRY <a sharp reply> b: causing intense mental or physical distress <a sharp pain> <sharp criticism> 5: having a strong odor or flavor <sharp cheese> 6 a: ending in a point or edge <sharp features> <sharp mountain peaks> b: involving an abrupt change <a sharp turn> <a sharp drop in the temperature> c: clear in outline or detail : DISTINCT <a sharp image> d: set forth with clarity and distinctness <sharp contrast> 7 a: higher by a half step than the pitch of the note indicated by the letter name b: higher than the true pitch 8: STYLISH, DRESSY - sharp·lyadverb - sharp·nessnoun synonymsSHARP, KEEN, ACUTE mean having or showing alertness and clear understanding. SHARP suggests quick understanding, cleverness, and sometimes trickery <sharp traders>. KEEN suggests quickness, enthusiasm, and a mind of deep understanding <a keen student of baseball>. ACUTE suggests the power to think clearly and to see small differences <acute powers of reasoning>.