Definition of pointed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpoin(t)əd/


1Having a sharpened or tapered tip or end: his face tapers to a pointed chin
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  • The face tapered to a pointed chin, leaving room for a small nose and tiny mouth.
  • A horrendous smirk of a smile polluted Jen's bruised face as her fingers sharpened into pointed razor claws.
  • The engineering module was the largest part of the ship, the vehicle tapering off to a pointed nose-cone.
sharp, tapering, tapered, conical, jagged, spiky, spiked, barbed
informal pointy
2(Of a remark or look) expressing criticism in a direct and unambiguous way: pointed comments were made about racial discrimination within the army
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  • Well, I was too angry, and I wanted to ask direct questions, pointed questions.
  • They didn't comment but kept staring at me with the same pointed look.
  • She responded with a pointed look, and he shrugged.
cutting, trenchant, biting, incisive, acerbic, caustic, scathing, venomous, sarcastic
informal snarky



Example sentences
  • He processes individual words, recognizes them in terms of their perspectives and captures the compression and pointedness of the narration along with the writers' relationship with their subject-matters.
  • It is also written in excruciatingly careful prose, belying the pointedness of its conclusions.
  • I interpreted the first shape component as wing pointedness.

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Syllabification: point·ed

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