Translation of sharply in Spanish:

sharply

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɑːrpli; ˈʃɑːpli/

adverb/adverbio

  • 1 1.1 (steeply, abruptly) [drop/fall/increase] bruscamente; [bend] repentinamente, de pronto they've moved sharply to the left han dado un brusco giro a la izquierda 1.2 (suddenly, swiftly) de repente, repentinamente he turned sharply on his heel and walked out giró en seco sobre sus talones y se marchó they moved sharply to counter this threat actuaron inmediatamente para prevenirse contra esta amenaza
  • 2 2.1 (acutely) [aware/conscious] tremendamente a sharply developed sense of justice un aguzado sentido de lo que es justo his wit is sharply perceptive es de una percepción agudísima 2.2 (clearly, starkly) [outlined/defined] claramente, nítidamente two sharply contrasting styles dos estilos en marcado contraste
  • 3 (harshly) [answer/speak/criticize] con dureza or severidad or acritud

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