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Synonyms for Sharpʃɑrp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sharp(noun)

    a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

    Antonyms:
    deadened, dulled, gradual, indistinct, flat, low, stupid, pleasant, unpointed, blunt, forceless, low-pitched, unsharpened, unperceiving, dull, pointless, edgeless, unperceptive, blunted, natural, unforceful

  2. sharp(adj)

    a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

    Antonyms:
    stupid, gradual, blunt, low, indistinct, low-pitched, unperceiving, pleasant, dull, flat, natural, deadened, blunted, unsharpened, unforceful, forceless, unpointed, dulled, unperceptive, pointless, edgeless

  3. crisp, sharp(adj)

    (of something seen or heard) clearly defined

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

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, nipping, astute, sharp, crispy, sharp-worded, incisive, shrill, kinky, penetrative, laconic, shrewd, snappy, crisp, terse, keen, curt, knifelike, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, acuate, acute, frizzly, frizzy, piercing, penetrating, nippy, frosty, nappy

    Antonyms:
    edgeless, dull, gradual, stupid, unsharpened, unperceiving, blunted, deadened, natural, indistinct, pleasant, forceless, dulled, unpointed, pointless, low, low-pitched, flat, unperceptive, blunt, unforceful

  4. acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike(adj)

    ending in a sharp point

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, sharp, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, intense, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    blunt, natural, indistinct, unforceful, pleasant, deadened, unpointed, forceless, flat, low-pitched, stupid, gradual, edgeless, pointless, dulled, dull, low, unperceptive, blunted, unsharpened, unperceiving

  5. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp(adj)

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

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

    Synonyms:
    intense, penetrative, discriminating, shrill, neat, sharp, shrewd, lancinating, nifty, sharp-worded, not bad(p), bang-up, astute, incisive, acuate, dandy, tart, smashing, cutting, bully, precipitous, needlelike, slap-up, abrupt, keen, lancinate, knifelike, corking, exquisite, groovy, great, acute, piercing, penetrating, swell, cracking, crisp, stabbing, peachy

    Antonyms:
    flat, dull, unsharpened, unpointed, unforceful, dulled, pleasant, deadened, blunt, low-pitched, natural, low, pointless, forceless, gradual, unperceptive, edgeless, stupid, indistinct, blunted, unperceiving

  6. astute, sharp, shrewd(adj)

    marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, sharp, incisive, conniving, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, calculating, scheming, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, calculative, acuate, penetrating, piercing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    edgeless, stupid, flat, unforceful, dulled, blunted, pleasant, low-pitched, unperceptive, dull, unsharpened, unpointed, forceless, pointless, low, unperceiving, deadened, indistinct, natural, blunt, gradual

  7. sharp, sharp-worded, tart(adj)

    harsh

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

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, sharp, tangy, incisive, lemony, lemonlike, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, sourish, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    blunt, gradual, natural, pleasant, forceless, dulled, stupid, blunted, flat, dull, edgeless, pointless, deadened, low, unsharpened, low-pitched, unperceptive, unperceiving, unpointed, indistinct, unforceful

  8. shrill, sharp(adj)

    having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

    "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety"

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, sharp, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, strident, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, precipitous, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    low, unpointed, edgeless, blunt, low-pitched, natural, unforceful, pleasant, dulled, dull, pointless, unperceiving, gradual, stupid, blunted, unsharpened, flat, unperceptive, forceless, deadened, indistinct

  9. abrupt, precipitous, sharp(adj)

    extremely steep

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

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, overhasty, needlelike, sharp, incisive, precipitous, knifelike, precipitate, crisp, sharp-worded, keen, disconnected, precipitant, discriminating, tart, acuate, astute, acute, shrill, hasty, penetrating, piercing, shrewd, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    forceless, dull, stupid, gradual, unperceiving, unpointed, pleasant, blunt, low-pitched, flat, dulled, natural, blunted, pointless, unsharpened, unforceful, unperceptive, indistinct, low, deadened, edgeless

  10. sharp(adj)

    keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

    "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    unperceiving, stupid, gradual, dull, low-pitched, blunt, low, blunted, deadened, pointless, unperceptive, dulled, edgeless, flat, indistinct, pleasant, forceless, unsharpened, unpointed, unforceful, natural

  11. sharp(adj)

    having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

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

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    pointless, unperceiving, flat, gradual, deadened, forceless, low, unsharpened, pleasant, stupid, unpointed, unperceptive, dull, edgeless, low-pitched, natural, blunt, unforceful, dulled, indistinct, blunted

  12. sharp(adj)

    (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone

    "C sharp"

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    pointless, blunt, blunted, unsharpened, forceless, dull, gradual, indistinct, unpointed, low, flat, edgeless, unperceiving, unforceful, low-pitched, stupid, natural, dulled, unperceptive, deadened, pleasant

  13. sharp(adj)

    very sudden and in great amount or degree

    "a sharp drop in the stock market"

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, dull, stupid, deadened, gradual, unforceful, flat, pointless, natural, indistinct, unperceptive, low-pitched, unpointed, blunted, edgeless, low, dulled, unperceiving, unsharpened, blunt, forceless

  14. sharp(adverb)

    quick and forceful

    "a sharp blow"

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    blunted, pleasant, gradual, unforceful, dull, dulled, natural, low-pitched, edgeless, forceless, unperceiving, deadened, flat, blunt, pointless, unperceptive, unsharpened, stupid, indistinct, low, unpointed

  15. sharply, sharp, acutely(adverb)

    changing suddenly in direction and degree

    "the road twists sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here"; "the visor was acutely peaked"; "her shoes had acutely pointed toes"

    Synonyms:
    shrewdly, aggressively, astutely, precipitously, sharp, sagaciously, sharply, acutely, crisply, sapiently

    Antonyms:
    unsharpened, gradual, forceless, low, unperceptive, dull, low-pitched, edgeless, unpointed, pleasant, deadened, unforceful, blunted, indistinct, natural, pointless, blunt, dulled, flat, unperceiving, stupid

Wiktionary

  1. sharp(adjective)

    Offensive, critical, or acrimonious, as sharp criticism.

    Synonyms:
    cutting, harsh, acrimonious, nasty, bitter, hostile

    Antonyms:
    nice, friendly, flattering, complimentary, kind

  2. sharp(adjective)

    Stylish or attractive.

    Synonyms:
    stylish, smart, chic, elegant

    Antonyms:
    scruffy, shabby, inelegant

  3. sharp(noun)

    Observant; alert; acute.

    Synonyms:
    alert, observant, sharp-eyed, acute, keen

    Antonyms:
    unobservant

  4. sharp(noun)

    Able to cut easily.

    Synonyms:
    exactly, on the dot, precisely, razor-sharp, keen, razor

    Antonyms:
    blunt, dull

  5. sharp(noun)

    Intelligent.

    Synonyms:
    bright, keen, intelligent, witty, smart, brainy

    Antonyms:
    slow-witted, slow, thick, dim, dim-witted

  6. sharp(noun)

    Able to pierce easily; pointed.

    Synonyms:
    pointed

    Antonyms:
    blunt

  7. sharp(noun)

    Higher than usual by one semitone (denoted by the symbol \u266F after the name of the note).

    Antonyms:
    flat

  8. sharp(noun)

    Higher in pitch than required.

    Antonyms:
    flat

  9. sharp(noun)

    Having an intense, acrid flavour.

    Synonyms:
    acrid, pungent

    Antonyms:
    insipid, tasteless, bland

  10. sharp(noun)

    sudden and intense.

    Synonyms:
    acute, abrupt, stabbing

    Antonyms:
    dull

  11. sharp(adjective)

    Illegal or dishonest.

    Synonyms:
    dodgy, illicit, illegal, underhand, dishonest

    Antonyms:
    reputable, honest, legitimate, above-board, legit

  12. sharp(adjective)

    Exact, precise, accurate; keen.

    Synonyms:
    keen, accurate, precise, exact

    Antonyms:
    imprecise, inaccurate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sharp

    Acute, from the Latin, suggests the sharpness of the needle's point; keen, from the Saxon, the sharpness of the cutting edge. Astute, from the Latin, with the original sense of cunning has come to have a meaning that combines the sense of acute or keen with that of sagacious. The astute mind adds to acuteness and keenness an element of cunning or finesse. The astute debater leads his opponents into a snare by getting them to make admissions, or urge arguments, of which he sees a result that they do not perceive. The acute, keen intellect may take no special advantage of these qualities; the astute mind has always a point to make for itself, and seldom fails to make it. A knowing look, air, etc., in general indicates practical knowledge with a touch of shrewdness, and perhaps of cunning; in regard to some special matter, it indicates the possession of reserved knowledge which the person could impart if he chose. Knowing has often a slightly invidious sense. We speak of a knowing rascal, meaning cunning or shrewd within a narrow range, but of a knowing horse or dog, in the sense of sagacious, implying that he knows more than could be expected of such an animal. A knowing child has more knowledge than would be looked for at his years, perhaps more than is quite desirable, while to speak of a child as intelligent is altogether complimentary.

    Synonyms:
    acute, astute, clear-sighted, crafty, cunning, discerning, discriminating, keen, knowing, penetrating, penetrative, perspicacious, sagacious, shrewd, subtile, subtle

    Antonyms:
    blind, dull, idiotic, imbecile, shallow, short-sighted, stolid, stupid, undiscerning, unintelligent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sharp(a.)

    Synonyms:
    acute, keen, with a fine edge

  2. sharp(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sagacious, apt, shrewd, astute, discerning, discriminating, ingenious, inventive, witty, quick, clever, ready, smart, clear, sharp-sighted, quick-sighted, keen-eyed, keen-witted, sharp-witted, clear-sighted, long-headed, cunning

  3. sharp(a.)

    Synonyms:
    biting, pungent, hot, burning, stinging, mordacious, acrid, piquant, high-flavored, high-seasoned

  4. sharp(a.)

    Synonyms:
    severe, harsh, acrimonious, sarcastic, caustic, cutting, tart, pointed

  5. sharp(a.)

    Synonyms:
    distressing, poignant, intense, very painful

  6. sharp(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pinching, piercing, nipping

  7. sharp(a.)

    Synonyms:
    strong, eager, fierce, ardent, violent

  8. sharp(a.)

    Synonyms:
    shrill, high, not flat

  9. sharp(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharpen, make shrill

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SHARP

    Synonyms:
    Study of Heart and Renal Protection


Translations for Sharp

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حادArabic
  • башлы, аҡыллы, зирәк, үткерBashkir
  • во́стрыBelarusian
  • остърBulgarian
  • esmolatCatalan, Valencian
  • bystrý, ostrý, -is, přesný, s křížkem, křížek, přesněCzech
  • spids, skarpDanish
  • scharf, -is, stechend, hoch, spitz, scharfsinning, ErhöhungszeichenGerman
  • απατεώνας, κοφτερός, έντονος, αψύς, οξύνους, έξυπνος, δίεση, οξύς, αιχμηρός, οξυδερκής, ακριβώςGreek
  • akra, intensa, diesa, inteligenta, saĝa, diesoEsperanto
  • listo, afilado, agudo, filoso, agrio, sostenido, certero, en puntoSpanish
  • تیز, تند, تیزهوشPersian
  • huijari, tyylikäs, tarkka, kirpeä, vihlova, -is, terävä, kipakka, täsmällinen, ylävireinen, korotettu, korotusmerkki, pistävä, terävä-älyinen, teräesine, lurjus, korkea, tasanFinnish
  • hvassurFaroese
  • acéré, intense, âcre, âpre, coupant, vif, aigu, pointu, dièse, affilé, chic, affuté, effilé, tranchant, pile, net, serré, classe, mordant, acerbe, précisFrench
  • géarIrish
  • searbh, geur, sgaiteach, biorach, deas, guineach, rinn-gheurScottish Gaelic
  • तेज़Hindi
  • élesHungarian
  • սուր, սրամիտArmenian
  • tajamIndonesian
  • akutaIdo
  • intenso, acre, tagliente, esatto, attento, preciso, forte, losco, diesis, diesare, appuntito, intelligente, affilato, acutoItalian
  • חַדHebrew
  • するどい, シャープJapanese
  • მახვილი, დიეზიGeorgian
  • 날카로운Korean
  • تیژKurdish
  • acer, acutus, acriLatin
  • ass, asaLatvian
  • остарMacedonian
  • puntig, scherpzinnig, kruis, scherp, straf, gepunt, hoog, bijtend, stekend, snerend, acuut, sterkDutch
  • skarp, smart, -iss, spissNorwegian
  • deeníNavajo, Navaho
  • agusatOccitan
  • ostryPolish
  • inteligente, ponta, aguçado, agudo, pontudo, injusto, esperto, afiado, pontiagudo, fechado, velhaco, atento, trapaceiro, acre, sustenido, estiloso, em pontoPortuguese
  • ascuțit, diezRomanian
  • тёмный, о́стрый, шулер, смышлёный, сомни́тельный, е́дкий, -дие́з, сообрази́тельный, сметли́вый, ре́зкий, диез, то́чный, остроу́мный, ровноRussian
  • оштар, oštar, povisilicaSerbo-Croatian
  • ostrýSlovak
  • osterSlovene
  • skarp, korsförtecken, -iss, klyftig, vass, skarpsinnigSwedish
  • கூரானTamil
  • పదునైనTelugu
  • คมThai
  • diyez, keskin, tiz, sivriTurkish
  • гострийUkrainian
  • nhọnVietnamese
  • côpant, awijhîWalloon

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