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See definition of sharpening on Dictionary.com
  • as inabrasive
  • as inincreasing
  • as inrefining
  • as inaggravation
  • as insharpness
  • as intraining

synonyms for sharpening

  • abrading
  • coarse
  • grinding
  • gritty
  • polishing
  • rough
  • scratching
  • erosive
  • scuffing
  • smoothing

antonyms for sharpening

MOST RELEVANT
  • fine
  • fine-grained
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          How to use sharpening in a sentence

          And indeed for most young men a college thesis is but an exercise for sharpening the wits, rarely dangerous in its later effects.
          THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
          While thus engaged Uncle Dick came in and began sharpening his knife at the fireplace.
          A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
          Across the fields came the sharpening of a scythe, the cry of the grasshoppers, and the sound of a mill-wheel arose near by.
          WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
          Sharpening a stick, they pressed it into the sand as they walked along, and wherever it entered easily they would dig.
          FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
          He approved of Parpon, and never lost a chance of sharpening his humour on the dwarf's impish whetstone of a tongue.
          WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
          After arranging his paper and sharpening a quill, Marius leant back in the comfortable chair and fell into a happy musing.
          THE RAKE'S PROGRESSMARJORIE BOWEN
          Grind the base of the tang into a knife blade for sharpening pencils, shaving chalk, opening envelopes, etc.
          THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
          Taylor shouted, his own recent experience sharpening his wits.
          COLONIAL BORNG. FIRTH SCOTT
          There are plenty of angles already in the world, without sharpening hers.'
          THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
          Another point on which I wish to give my impressions is the act of the cat in what is termed "sharpening its claws."
          OUR CATS AND ALL ABOUT THEMHARRISON WEIR
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          WORDS RELATED TO SHARPENING

          • abrading
          • coarse
          • erosive
          • grinding
          • gritty
          • polishing
          • rough
          • scratching
          • scuffing
          • sharpening
          • smoothing
          Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.