Definitions for knifelike

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  1. knifelike(adj)

    cutting or able to cut as if with a knife

  2. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp(adj)

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

    "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"

  3. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating(adj)

    painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

    "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"

  4. knifelike(adj)

    having a sharp or distinct edge

    "a narrow knifelike profile"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. knifelike(Adjective)

    Resembling a knife or its effects.

    The patient reported a knifelike pain in his abdomen.


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