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ˈpɔɪn tɪdpoint·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pointedadjective

    having a point

  2. pointedadjective

    direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant

    "a pointed critique"; "a pointed allusion to what was going on"; "another pointed look in their direction"

Wiktionary

  1. pointedadjective

    Sharp, barbed; not dull.

    The warrior brandished a pointed spear.

  2. pointedadjective

    In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities.

    The Siamese is a pointed breed of cat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pointed

    of Point

  2. Pointedadjective

    sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock

  3. Pointedadjective

    characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing

Editors Contribution

  1. pointedverb

    Verb form of the word point.

    They pointed the nose of the aircraft towards the runway.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pointed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1772

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pointed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3530

Anagrams for pointed »

  1. opted in, pitoned

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pointed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pointed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pointed in a Sentence

  1. Kurt Vonnegut:

    If somebody says, I love you, to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol-holder requires? I love you, too.

  2. Prosecutor General Peter Frank:

    On the suspected perpetrator's home page, he had put up video messages and a kind of manifesto that, in addition to obscure thoughts and absurd conspiracy theories, pointed to deeply racist views.

  3. New York:

    The death toll is higher than the peak yearly death totals from HIV, car crashes, or gun deaths, analysts pointed to two major reasons for the increase: A growing number of Americans are using opioids, and drugs are becoming more deadly ….

  4. Douglas Macgregor:

    In fact, very few people realize it, but in the late 1700s, there were more quote unquote slaves who were White -- most of them, frankly, were Irish as you pointed out -- indentured servants, than there were slaves who were African.

  5. Jussie Smollett:

    But unfortunately that particular camera wasn't pointed in that direction.

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