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  • as inacute
  • as inbetter
  • as inknifelike
  • as inlancinating
  • as insensual
  • as insharp
  • as instabbing

synonyms for sharpened

  • acicular
  • aciculate
  • acuminate
  • acuminous
  • cuspate
  • cuspidate
  • knifelike
  • needle-shaped
  • peaked
  • piked
  • pointed
  • spiked
  • exceptional
  • improved
  • superior
  • choice
  • exceeding
  • fitter
  • preferred
  • sophisticated
  • surpassing
  • bigger
  • finer
  • greater
  • higher quality
  • larger
  • more appropriate
  • more desirable
  • more fitting
  • more select
  • more suitable
  • more useful
  • more valuable
  • preferable
  • prominent
  • souped-up
  • worthier
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antonyms for sharpened

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  • blunt
  • dense
  • dull
  • imperceptive
  • insensitive
  • not serious
  • obtuse
  • slow
  • stupid
  • unimportant
  • inferior
  • sicker
  • smaller
  • unhealthy
  • worse
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      How to use sharpened in a sentence

      The only problem was that when one of these trees reached the end of its natural life, bacteria and fungal spores got ready to decompose it, sharpening their knives.
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      That edge was sharpened early, when he and future Celtics teammate Bill Russell won 55 straight games and two NCAA championships playing for the University of San Francisco.
      K.C. JONES WAS A WINNER EVERYWHERE HE WENT, INCLUDING HIS TIME COACHING THE BULLETSGEORGE SOLOMONDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
      It has further sharpened existing inequalities and brought about major challenges for how we physically live and work together.
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      There won’t be that conversation without tension, conflict, but it sharpens us, and it makes us stronger.
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      Paul’s sphere of influence continues to expand as he sharpens his eye for win-win deals.
      NBA FREE AGENCY WINNERS AND LOSERS: A TOUGH WEEKEND FOR THE WIZARDS AND KNICKSBEN GOLLIVERNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
      The conflict in Tom's puzzled heart sharpened that evening into dreadful edges that cut him mercilessly whichever way he turned.
      THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
      The sharpened faculties have something of a lawyer's quickness in detecting a flaw in the indictment.
      CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
      In spite of her sharpened wits, Mrs. Kaye smiled radiantly into Isabel's guileless eyes.
      ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
      At the head they insert a bamboo knot, with its point well sharpened into two edges.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
      She ran her finger along the edge of the instrument—Gilbert, when at home, used to keep it nicely sharpened for her use.
      THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
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      WORDS RELATED TO SHARPENED

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