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sharpish

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɑːpɪʃ
 
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informal

Definition of sharpish in English:

adjective

Fairly sharp: the sauce has a processed flavour with a sharpish finish
More example sentences
  • The idea is that with these souped up IQ tests, our perplexed universities, confronted by tides of sixth formers all with A grade A-levels, will be able to winnow out the very bright from the merely sharpish.
  • But it was a problem that needed addressing, and sharpish, if his impeccable reputation as one of the world's greatest ever sportsmen was to remain intact.
  • I'll know about the Sussex job in couple of weeks and if I don't get that then I'll have to find something else sharpish.

adverb

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Quickly; soon: I’d slip away sharpish if I were you
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  • We were determined to get moving again fairly sharpish, as the weather was looking like closing in again soon.
  • I assumed that I would be bowled out of that fairly sharpish, as presumably all the best players would have made it through.
  • Our starters arrived fairly sharpish and we ripped them apart in hunger.

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