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See definition of whetted on Dictionary.com
  • as inknifelike
  • as inlancinating
  • as insharp
  • as instabbing

synonyms for whetted

  • acute
  • pointed
  • razor-sharp
  • sharpened
  • stinging
  • fine
  • keen
  • salient
  • tapering
  • aciculate
  • acuate
  • acuminate
  • acuminous
  • apical
  • barbed
  • briery
  • cuspate
  • cuspidate
  • edged
  • ground fine
  • honed
  • horned
  • jagged
  • keen-edged
  • knife-edged
  • needlelike
  • needle-pointed
  • peaked
  • pointy
  • prickly
  • pronged
  • serrated
  • sharp-edged
  • spiked
  • spiky
  • spiny
  • splintery
  • tapered
  • thorny
  • tined
  • tipped
  • unblunted
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How to use whetted in a sentence

But this one swift achievement only whetted the famished appetite to more creative ardor.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
Between them, it was agreed that there should be no recalling of the past, but the very embargo whetted his appetite.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
This whetted afresh the resentment of the thirty tyrants, who caused him now to be condemned to death.
GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN. VOL. 3 OF 8VARIOUS
It wud make a nourishin' dish whin ye have whetted ye'er face on a piece iv cuttle fish bone.
MR. DOOLEY SAYSFINLEY DUNNE
At the evening meal the appetite is again whetted: and a good appetite always means good gastric juice to digest the369 meal.
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILDWILLIAM S. SADLER
This success whetted their appetite for further western railway building and further millions of rich western acres in subsidies.
THE CANADIAN DOMINIONOSCAR D. SKELTON
Thy vengeance and that of Germany whetted the sacred sword, and one heroic hand after the other wielded the irresistible steel.
THE THIRTY YEARS WAR, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
These readings whetted my taste for more, and surreptitiously I raided the bookcases in the big saloon.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
On it the men-at-arms are said to have whetted their swords and spears before the battle of Barnet.
THE GREAT NORTH ROAD: LONDON TO YORKCHARLES G. HARPER
The beast who had whetted his insatiable appetite in Spain now started almost immediately to claw at the world.
THE FIVE ARROWSALLAN CHASE
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