Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / pointedly
FEEDBACK

pointedly

See definition of pointedly on Dictionary.com
  • as indeliberately
  • as inexpressly
  • as insharply
  • as inspecifically

synonyms for pointedly

  • consciously
  • knowingly
  • purposely
  • studiously
  • voluntarily
  • willfully
  • advisedly
  • after consideration
  • apurpose
  • by design
  • calculatingly
  • designed
  • determinedly
  • emphatically
  • freely
  • in cold blood
  • independently
  • meaningfully
  • on purpose
  • premeditatively
  • prepensely
  • purposively
  • resolutely
  • to that end
  • with a view to
  • with eyes wide open
  • with malice aforethought
  • without qualms
  • wittingly

antonyms for pointedly

MOST RELEVANT
  • unintentionally
  • unwittingly
    • inaccurately
    • indefinitely
    • questionably
    • broadly
    • generally
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
    QUIZ
    Quiz Yourself On These Adoption Terms
    START THE QUIZ

    How to use pointedly in a sentence

    Academics and leaders of higher education institutions have long been reluctant to issue pointed statements on sensitive subjects out of fear of alienating donors and alumni who have different positions.
    157 LAW DEANS DENOUNCE ATTEMPTED INSURRECTION AND EFFORT TO DECERTIFY ELECTION — BUT DON’T NAME NAMESVALERIE STRAUSSJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    City officials say they hope the pointed messages will deter dangerous road behaviors.
    CAN TAILORED MESSAGES TO BAD DRIVERS PREVENT CRASHES? D.C. IS ABOUT TO FIND OUT.LUZ LAZODECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    The somewhat-rigid material also means your lamp will stay pointed ahead even if you wear the device around your neck, which is definitely a bright idea.
    THE 100 GREATEST INNOVATIONS OF 2020POPULAR SCIENCE STAFFDECEMBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
    If you’ve got a particularly precocious, mature kid who’s asking pointed questions and can digest information without spiraling into anxiety and worry, be clear and honest.
    HOW TO TALK TO KIDS AND TEENS ABOUT MISINFORMATIONBOBBIE JOHNSONNOVEMBER 2, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    Some pointed and strategic tonal shifts throughout the series’ nine episodes also help keep the pace from flagging, though I’d argue that nine episodes was a few too many.
    NETFLIX’S THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR IS A CALM, LOVING STUDY IN HOW TO EXORCISE YOUR GHOSTSAJA ROMANOOCTOBER 9, 2020VOX
    Are you quite sure,” asked the missionary pointedly, “that you are supplied with everything else that you require?
    HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
    So when he pointedly directed my attention to sunshine as the greatest need of the world, I felt it was my duty to listen.
    THE AFFABLE STRANGERPETER MCARTHUR
    Mr. Norcross was gettin' himself mighty pointedly disliked; you know that.
    THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
    Again Minetta had remarked pointedly on his lack of fishing-luck, but it was not that that was troubling him.
    MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
    "So much the wiser she, Master Dutton," returned the admiral, pointedly.
    THE TWO ADMIRALSJ. FENIMORE COOPER
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
    Choose the synonym for future
    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO POINTEDLY

    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.