HyperDic: knifelike

English > 4 senses of the word knifelike:
ADJECTIVEallknifelikecutting or able to cut as if with a knife
allknifelike, acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharphaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
allknifelike, cutting, keen, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinatingpainful as if caused by a sharp instrument
allknifelikehaving a sharp or distinct / distinct edge
knifelike > pronunciation
Soundsnay'flay.k
Rhymesalike ... wormlike: 58 rhymes with ayk...
English > knifelike: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcutting or able to cut as if with a knife.
BroadersharpHaving or made by a thin edge or sharp point
English > knifelike: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.
Example "icy knifelike reasoning"
Synonymsacute, discriminating, incisive, keen, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp
BroaderperceptiveHaving the ability to perceive or understand
Spanishafilado, agudo, fino, incisivo, mordaz, penetrante, punzante
Catalanafilat, agut, fi, incisiu, penetrant
English > knifelike: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningPainful as if caused by a sharp instrument.
Examples
  • "knifelike cold"
  • "piercing knifelike pains"
Synonymscutting, keen, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating
Broadersharpkeenly and painfully felt
Spanishcortante, penetrante, punzante
Catalanpenetrant
English > knifelike: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving a sharp or distinct / distinct edge.
Example"a narrow knifelike profile"
BroaderdistinctEasy to perceive / perceive

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