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Synonyms for sharpness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acuteness, acuity, sharpness, keenness(noun)

    a quick and penetrating intelligence

    "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind"

    keenness, distinctness, eagerness, pungency, edge, visual acuity, sharp-sightedness, asperity, raciness, avidness, bite, avidity, acuteness, acuity

    blurriness, dullness, bluntness, softness, indistinctness, fogginess, fuzziness

  2. edge, sharpness(noun)

    the attribute of urgency in tone of voice

    "his voice had an edge to it"

    keenness, asperity, pungency, edge, distinctness, raciness, bound, bite, boundary, acuity, border, acuteness

    bluntness, softness, blurriness, dullness, indistinctness, fuzziness, fogginess

  3. pungency, bite, sharpness, raciness(noun)

    a strong odor or taste property

    "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine"

    acuteness, spiciness, snack, keenness, edge, insect bite, morsel, ribaldry, pungency, chomp, sting, acuity, distinctness, raciness, gaminess, bite, collation, asperity, bit

    dullness, bluntness, blurriness, indistinctness, fuzziness, softness, fogginess

  4. sharpness(noun)

    the quality of being keenly and painfully felt

    "the sharpness of her loss"

    keenness, pungency, edge, distinctness, asperity, acuteness, raciness, bite, acuity

    blurriness, dullness, fuzziness, bluntness, softness, indistinctness, fogginess

  5. sharpness, keenness(noun)

    thinness of edge or fineness of point

    keenness, eagerness, pungency, edge, distinctness, asperity, acuteness, raciness, avidness, avidity, bite, acuity

    fogginess, softness, fuzziness, blurriness, bluntness, indistinctness, dullness

  6. distinctness, sharpness(noun)

    the quality of being sharp and clear

    keenness, pungency, edge, severalty, distinctness, separateness, discreteness, asperity, raciness, bite, otherness, acuteness, acuity

    fuzziness, indistinctness, dullness, softness, bluntness, blurriness, fogginess

  7. asperity, sharpness(noun)

    harshness of manner

    acuteness, hardship, severeness, raciness, rigor, severity, pungency, acuity, distinctness, rigorousness, keenness, bite, asperity, grimness, edge, rigourousness, rigour

    softness, blurriness, bluntness, fogginess, fuzziness, dullness, indistinctness


  1. sharpness(noun)

    the cutting ability of an edge; keenness


  2. sharpness(noun)

    pungency or acidity

    piquancy, pungency, acidity, acridity, sourness

  3. sharpness(noun)

    focus, distinctness, clarity

  4. sharpness(noun)

    acuteness, acuity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sharpness

    Acerbity is a sharpness, with a touch of bitterness, which may arise from momentary annoyance or habitual impatience; asperity is keener and more pronounced, denoting distinct irritation or vexation; in speech asperity is often manifested by the tone of voice rather than by the words that are spoken. Acrimony in speech or temper is like a corrosive acid; it springs from settled character or deeply rooted feeling of aversion or unkindness. One might speak with momentary asperity to his child, but not with acrimony, unless estrangement had begun. Malignity is the extreme of settled ill intent; virulence is an envenomed hostility. Virulence of speech is a quality in language that makes the language seem as if exuding poison. Virulence is outspoken; malignity may be covered with smooth and courteous phrase. We say intense virulence, deep malignity. Severity is always painful, and may be terrible, but carries ordinarily the implication, true or false, of justice. Compare ANGER; BITTER; ENMITY.

    acerbity, acrimony, asperity, bitterness, causticity, harshness, malignity, moroseness, severity, sourness, tartness, unkindness, virulence

    amiability, courtesy, gentleness, good nature, kindness, mildness, smoothness, sweetness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sharpness

    n. acuteness, keenness

  2. sharpness

    sagacity, shrewdness, ingenuity, wit, cleverness, quickness

  3. sharpness

    pungency, piquancy, acridity

  4. sharpness

    severity, sarcasm, satire

  5. sharpness

    poignancy, intensity, painfulness, keenness

  6. sharpness

    fierceness, violence, ardor

  7. sharpness

    shrillness, highness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sharpness(n)

    keenness, poignancy, acuity, acuteness, edge, asperity, acrimony, impatience, acumen, sagacity, shrewdness, astuteness, aptness, pungency, piquancy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sharpness":

    crisp, clarity, acumen, finesse

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  1. Jackie Stewart:

    She could take down 26 racing cars on the same track at the same time on one single stopwatch. As did Betty Hill, Pat Surtees, Bruce McLaren’s wife, Jochen Rindt’s Bruce McLaren wife, it was Nora Tyrrell and Helen Stewart timing for the whole team, but at the same time in the race doing a lap chart for 26 cars. Here’s the sharpness, a laser brain... and then suddenly not remembering the most simple thing.

  2. Susan Sontag:

    Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life -- its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness -- conjoin to dull our sensory faculties.

  3. Marc Poulin:

    Our study showed that six months' worth of vigorous exercise may pump blood to regions of the brain that specifically improve your verbal skills as well as memory and mental sharpness.

  4. Cameron Watt:

    A lot of people followed the polls and went 'long' risk a week ago, the sharpness of the fall reflects the fact that people followed the polls and the outcome was not what they expected. If they stayed where they'd been a week ago there would be disruption but not as much disruption.

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