Definition for sharp

adjective as in sudden

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abrupt, extreme, intense, marked

Weak match


adjective as in dishonest, deceitful

adjective as in severe, intense

adjective as in distinct, well-defined

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clear, crisp, obvious

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adjective as in stylish

adjective as in hurtful, bitter in speech

adjective as in having strong affect on animate senses

adverb as in on time

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Example Sentences

The scientists focused on skeletons showing signs of trauma — especially injury with sharp objects.

The employer result has remained above 70% since March, while all levels of government have seen sharp declines.

From Fortune

Because it will take less pressure to cut through a given substance, a sharp knife is also a safer knife.

You have to give people the opportunity to weigh in on challenges and work and I think the diverse POVs that are looking at one particular object really creates sharper work.

From Digiday

Similarly, other studies have found sharp regional differences in mask-wearing.

Having graduated Juilliard last spring, Alex Sharp is too young to have given the performance of a lifetime.

To unwind, Sharp takes long showers, and stops himself from separating his food on his plate as Christopher would.

Sharp was born in London, and spent the first seven years of his life traveling with his family around the US.

Sharp has spent so long being Christopher he can just “drop into him and stay in him consistently” before a performance.

“Everything for someone like Christopher is over-stimulation,” Sharp says.

A sob rose in her throat, and broke from her lips transformed into a trembling, sharp, glad cry.

It was one of those long moments that makes a fellow draw his breath sharp when he thinks about it afterward.

Mrs. Vivian had hardly spoken when the sharp little vibration of her door-bell was heard in the hall.

Whatever you do, don't write a word to that Carr friend of yours; he's as sharp as a two-edged sword.

The farmer told him it was six miles; "but," he added, "you must ride sharp, or you will get a wet jacket before you reach it."


On this page you'll find 549 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sharp, such as: acute, pointed, razor-sharp, sharpened, stinging, and fine.

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