HyperDic: pointed

English > 2 senses of the word pointed:
ADJECTIVEallpointedhaving a point
allpointeddirect and obvious in meaning / meaning or reference
pointed > pronunciation
Soundspoy'nahd; poy'ntahd; poy'ntihd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
abbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
English > pointed: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving a point.
Narroweracanthoid, acanthous, spinousshaped like a spine or thorn
acuate, acute, sharp, needlelikeending in a sharp point
barreled, barrelled(of an arrow) tapered toward both ends
bristle-pointedpointed like bristles
five-pointedHaving five points
fusiform, spindle-shaped, cigar-shapedtapering at each end
nibbed(used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind
peakedHaving or rising to a peak
pyramidal, pyramidic, pyramidicalresembling a pyramid
sharpenedHaving the point made sharp
six-pointedHaving six points
spikedHaving a long sharp point
spikelikeresembling a spike
See alsoangular, angulateHaving angles or an angular shape
sharpHaving or made by a thin edge or sharp point
Oppositepointless, unpointednot having a point especially a sharp point
Spanishpuntiagudo
Catalanpunxegut, punxent
Nounspointednessthe property of a shape that tapers to a sharp / sharp tip
English > pointed: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdirect and obvious in meaning / meaning or reference; often unpleasant.
Examples
  • "a pointed critique"
  • "a pointed allusion to what was going on"
  • "another pointed look in their direction"
BroaderdirectStraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
Spanishapuntado
Nounspointednessthe quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing
Adverbspointedlyin such a manner as to make something clearly evident / evident

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