Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sharp

2 senses of sharp

Sense 1
sharp -- (a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named)
       => musical notation -- ((music) notation used by musicians)

Sense 2
sharp -- (a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point)
       => sewing needle -- (a needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth)

Antonyms of adj sharp

12 senses of sharp

Sense 1
crisp, sharp -- ((of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot")

INDIRECT (VIA distinct) -> indistinct -- (not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do")

Sense 2
acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike -- (ending in a sharp point)

INDIRECT (VIA pointed) -> pointless, unpointed -- (not having a point especially a sharp point; "my pencils are all pointless")

Sense 3
acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA perceptive) -> unperceptive, unperceiving -- (lacking perception; "as unperceptive as a boulder")

Sense 4
astute, sharp, shrewd -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA smart) -> stupid -- (lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity)

Sense 5
sharp, sharp-worded, tart -- (harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark")

INDIRECT (VIA unpleasant) -> pleasant -- (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations")

Sense 6
shrill, sharp -- (having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low, low-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency)

Sense 7
abrupt, precipitous, sharp -- (extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop")

INDIRECT (VIA steep) -> gradual -- ((of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope")

Sense 8
sharp (vs. dull) -- (keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds")

dull (vs. sharp) -- (not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain")
        => deadened -- (made or become less intense; "the deadened pangs of hunger")

Sense 9
sharp (vs. dull) -- (having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point")

dull (vs. sharp) -- (not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use")
        => blunt -- (used of a knife or other blade; not sharp; "a blunt instrument")
        => blunted, dulled -- (made dull or blunt)
        => edgeless -- (lacking a cutting edge)
        => unsharpened -- (not sharpened)

Sense 10
sharp (vs. flat) (vs. natural) -- ((of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp")

flat (vs. natural) (vs. sharp) -- ((of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat")
natural (vs. sharp) (vs. flat) -- ((of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone; "a natural scale"; "B natural")

Sense 11
sharp -- (very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market")

INDIRECT (VIA sudden) -> gradual -- (proceeding in small stages; "a gradual increase in prices")

Sense 12
sharp -- (quick and forceful; "a sharp blow")

INDIRECT (VIA forceful) -> forceless, unforceful -- (lacking force; feeble; "a forceless argument")

Similarity of adj sharp

12 senses of sharp

Sense 1
crisp, sharp -- ((of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot")
       => distinct (vs. indistinct) -- (easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints")

Sense 2
acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike -- (ending in a sharp point)
       => pointed (vs. pointless) -- (having a point)

Sense 3
acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp -- (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")
       => perceptive (vs. unperceptive) -- (having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation")

Sense 4
astute, sharp, shrewd -- (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")
       => smart (vs. stupid) -- (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)

Sense 5
sharp, sharp-worded, tart -- (harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark")
       => unpleasant (vs. pleasant) -- (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors")

Sense 6
shrill, sharp -- (having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety")
       => high (vs. low), high-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency)

Sense 7
abrupt, precipitous, sharp -- (extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop")
       => steep (vs. gradual) -- (having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs")

Sense 8
sharp (vs. dull) -- (keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds")
       => acute, intense -- (extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning")
       => cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating -- (painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain")
       => fulgurating -- (sharp and piercing)
       => salt -- ((of speech) painful or bitter; "salt scorn"- Shakespeare; "a salt apology")

Sense 9
sharp (vs. dull) -- (having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point")
       => carnassial -- ((of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh; "the carnassial teeth of carnivores")
       => chisel-like -- (resembling a chisel)
       => dagger-like -- (resembling a dagger)
       => drill-like -- (resembling a drill)
       => edged -- (having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination; "an edged knife"; "a two-edged sword")
       => fang-like -- (resembling a fang)
       => file-like -- (resembling a file)
       => incisive -- (suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth")
       => keen -- (having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade")
       => knifelike -- (cutting or able to cut as if with a knife)
       => metal-cutting -- (hard and sharp enough to cut metal; "metal-cutting tools")
       => penetrative, penetrating -- (tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor")
       => razor-sharp -- (as sharp as a razor)
       => sharpened -- (made sharp or sharper; "a sharpened knife cuts more cleanly")
       => sharp-toothed -- (having sharp teeth)
          Also See-> pointed#1

Sense 10
sharp (vs. flat) (vs. natural) -- ((of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp")

Sense 11
sharp -- (very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market")
       => sudden (vs. gradual) -- (happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure")

Sense 12
sharp -- (quick and forceful; "a sharp blow")
       => forceful (vs. forceless) -- (characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace")

Synonyms of adv sharp

1 sense of sharp

Sense 1
sharply, sharp, acutely -- (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")

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