Synonyms for sharp


1. sharp, musical notation
usage: a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
2. sharp, sewing needle
usage: a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point


1. crisp, sharp, distinct (vs. indistinct)
usage: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
2. acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike, pointed (vs. pointless)
usage: ending in a sharp point
3. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp, perceptive (vs. unperceptive)
usage: 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"
4. astute, sharp, shrewd, smart (vs. stupid)
usage: 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"
5. sharp, sharp-worded, tart, unpleasant (vs. pleasant)
usage: harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"
6. piercing, shrill, sharp, high (vs. low), high-pitched
usage: high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle"
7. abrupt, precipitous, sharp, steep (vs. gradual)
usage: extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
8. sharp (vs. dull), acute, intense, cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating, fulgurating, scratching, salt
usage: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
9. incisive, keen, sharp, intelligent (vs. unintelligent)
usage: very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect"
10. sharp (vs. dull), carnassial, cutting, edged, incisive, piercing, keen, knifelike, penetrative, penetrating, sharpened, razor-sharp, pointed
usage: having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
11. acerb, acerbic, astringent, sharp, sour (vs. sweet)
usage: sour or bitter in taste
12. sharp (vs. flat) (vs. natural)
usage: raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp"
13. sharp, sudden (vs. gradual)
usage: very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market"
14. sharp, forceful (vs. forceless)
usage: quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"


1. sharply, sharp
usage: changing suddenly in direction and degree; "the road twists sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here"
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