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See definition of pointed on Dictionary.com
  • adj.having a sharp end or part
  • adj.penetrating, biting

synonyms for pointed

  • barbed
  • sharp
  • acuminate
  • cornered
  • fine
  • keen
  • peaked
  • spiked
  • acicular
  • aciculate
  • acuminous
  • acute
  • arrowlike
  • cuspidate
  • mucronate
  • piked
  • pointy
  • pronged
  • sagittal
  • sagittate
  • sharp-cornered
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antonyms for pointed

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  • blunt
  • calming
  • dull
  • mild
  • nice
  • soothing
  • mild
  • dull
  • blunt
  • nice
  • gentle
  • soothing
  • calming
  • kind
  • stupid
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How to use pointed in a sentence

The first was her pointed reference to the need for transparency, something that was not a hallmark of Cuomo’s time in office.
NO, THERE WEREN’T THOUSANDS OF COVID DEATHS IN NEW YORK THAT NO ONE REPORTEDPHILIP BUMPAUGUST 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Those cells that failed to light up pointed to promising new molecules.
THE MIRACLE MOLECULE THAT COULD TREAT BRAIN INJURIES AND BOOST YOUR FADING MEMORYADAM PIOREAUGUST 25, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
They were twice as likely as wolves to follow a pointed finger or a wooden block as a clue.
EVEN RAISED BY PEOPLE, WOLVES DON’T TUNE INTO YOU LIKE YOUR DOGJAIME CHAMBERSAUGUST 16, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Most include different node attachments from multi-pronged to thin, pointed ones that dig deep into the muscle.
BEST BACK MASSAGER: TARGET YOUR SORE SPOTS AND RELEASE THAT TENSION FOR SWEET RELIEFIRENA COLLAKUAUGUST 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Dogs were twice as likely to follow a pointed finger or a wooden block as a clue.
DOGS TUNE INTO PEOPLE IN WAYS EVEN HUMAN-RAISED WOLVES DON’TJAIME CHAMBERSJULY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
In several cases, according to interviews with executives and accountants in the non-profit sector, the visiting auditors also asked pointed questions about Muslim employees and beneficiaries, and about the political allegiances of NGO staff.
INDIAN AUDITORS ARE ASKING NGOS ABOUT THEIR MUSLIM BENEFICIARIESSAMANTH SUBRAMANIANJULY 7, 2021QUARTZ
Peregrine falcons, which are about the size of a crow, have long, pointed wings and tapered tails that help with their aerodynamics and speed.
THE PEREGRINE FALCON MOSTLY DISAPPEARED. A LONE CHICK TOOK FLIGHT AT HARPERS FERRY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 70 YEARS.DANA HEDGPETHJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The decision sparked a flurry of questions and comments on social media, followed by pointed criticism from cartooning outlets and organizations.
THE PULITZERS DID NOT PICK A WINNER FOR CARTOONING THIS YEAR. ARTISTS FEEL ‘MYSTIFIED’ AND ‘INSULTED.’MICHAEL CAVNAJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As his team’s only traditional big on the floor, his passing, shooting and quick decision-making become more pointed assets.
BLAKE GRIFFIN WAS A LUXURY PICKUP. NOW THE NETS NEED HIM.LOUIS ZATZMANJUNE 15, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Instead of asking pointed questions such as, “Why haven’t you gotten your vaccine,” you can try sharing your own experience with the vaccine and give others the opportunity to ask you questions.
VACCINE CONVERSATIONS CAN BE MESSY. HERE’S HOW TO TALK ABOUT THE SHOTS.ALLYSON CHIUAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO POINTED

  • acicular
  • aciculate
  • acuminate
  • acuminous
  • cuspate
  • cuspidate
  • knifelike
  • needle-shaped
  • peaked
  • piked
  • pointed
  • spiked
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