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     adj 1: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp
            photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the
            crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot" [syn: {crisp}]
     2: ending in a sharp point [syn: {acuate}, {acute}, {needlelike}]
     3: 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" [syn: {acute}, {discriminating}, {incisive},
         {keen}, {knifelike}, {penetrating}, {penetrative}, {piercing}]
     4: 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"
        [syn: {astute}, {shrewd}]
     5: harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart
        remark" [syn: {sharp-worded}, {tart}]
     6: high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill
        whistle" [syn: {piercing}, {shrill}]
     7: extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids
        of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese
        paintings"; "a sharp drop" [syn: {abrupt}, {precipitous}]
     8: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or
        point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds" [ant: {dull}]
     9: very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an
        incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and
        active intellect" [syn: {incisive}, {keen}]
     10: having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for
         cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a
         sharp point" [ant: {dull}]
     11: sour or bitter in taste [syn: {acerb}, {acerbic}, {astringent}]
     12: raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp" [ant: {flat},
     13: very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in
         the stock market"
     14: quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"
     n 1: a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the
          note named
     2: a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
     adv : changing suddenly in direction and degree; "the road twists
           sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here" [syn:
Source: WordNet® 2.0

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