1. [ adjective ] (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
Synonyms: crisp

"a sharp photographic image" "the sharp crack of a twig" "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"

Related terms: distinct
2. [ adjective ] ending in a sharp point
Synonyms: acute acuate
Related terms: pointed
3. [ adjective ] having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
Synonyms: keen penetrating incisive acute piercing knifelike penetrative discriminating

"an acute observer of politics and politicians" "incisive comments" "icy knifelike reasoning" "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang" "penetrating insight"

Related terms: perceptive
4. [ adjective ] marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
Synonyms: shrewd astute

"a smart businessman" "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease" "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

Related terms: smart
5. [ adjective ] ending in a sharp point
Synonyms: acute needlelike acuate
Related terms: pointed
6. [ adjective ] high-pitched and sharp
Synonyms: shrill piercing

"piercing screams" "a shrill whistle"

Related terms: high
7. [ adjective ] extremely steep
Synonyms: precipitous abrupt

"an abrupt canyon" "the precipitous rapids of the upper river" "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings" "a sharp drop"

Related terms: steep
8. [ adjective ] harsh
Synonyms: sharp-worded tart

"sharp criticism" "a sharp-worded exchange" "a tart remark"

Related terms: unpleasant
9. [ adjective ] very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation
Synonyms: keen incisive

"an incisive mind" "a keen intelligence" "of sharp and active intellect"

Related terms: intelligent
10. [ adjective ] keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

"a sharp pain" "sharp winds"

Related terms: dull acute salt scratching cutting fulgurating cutting
11. [ adjective ] sour or bitter in taste
Synonyms: astringent acerbic acerb
Related terms: sour
12. [ adverb ] changing suddenly in direction and degree
Synonyms: sharply

"the road twists sharply after the light" "turn sharp left here"

13. [ adjective ] having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

"a sharp knife" "a pencil with a sharp point"

Related terms: dull knifelike incisive cutting carnassial penetrative sharpened razor-sharp keen edged pointed sharpness
14. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 332
15. [ adjective ] very sudden and in great amount or degree

"a sharp drop in the stock market"

Related terms: sudden
16. [ noun ] (music) a notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
Related terms: musical_notation double_sharp
17. [ adjective ] (music) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone

"C sharp"

Related terms: natural flat music
18. [ adjective ] quick and forceful

"a sharp blow"

Related terms: forceful
19. [ noun ] a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
Related terms: sewing_needle
Similar spelling:   sharpy