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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acuteness, acuity, sharpness, keennessnoun

    a quick and penetrating intelligence

    "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind"

  2. edge, sharpnessnoun

    the attribute of urgency in tone of voice

    "his voice had an edge to it"

  3. pungency, bite, sharpness, racinessnoun

    a strong odor or taste property

    "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine"

  4. sharpnessnoun

    the quality of being keenly and painfully felt

    "the sharpness of her loss"

  5. sharpness, keennessnoun

    thinness of edge or fineness of point

  6. distinctness, sharpnessnoun

    the quality of being sharp and clear

  7. asperity, sharpnessnoun

    harshness of manner


  1. Sharpnessnoun

    an inland port in Gloucestershire

  2. sharpnessnoun

    the cutting ability of an edge; keenness

  3. sharpnessnoun

    the fineness of the point a pointed object

  4. sharpnessnoun

    The product or result of being sharp.

  5. sharpnessnoun

    pungency or acidity

  6. sharpnessnoun

    distinctness, focus

  7. sharpnessnoun

    acuteness or acuity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sharpnessnoun

    the quality or condition of being sharp; keenness; acuteness

    Etymology: [AS. scearpness.]


  1. Sharpness

    Sharpness is an English port in Gloucestershire, one of the most inland in Britain, and eighth largest in the South West. It is on the River Severn at grid reference SO669027, at a point where the tidal range, though less than at Avonmouth downstream, is still large. The village of Sharpness is pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable, Sharpness, as compared to the common noun, which has the emphasis on the first syllable. Just to the south lies Berkeley.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharpness in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharpness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sharpness in a Sentence

  1. Jackie Stewart:

    She could take down 26 racing cars on the same track at the same time on one single stopwatch. As did Betty Hill, Pat Surtees, Bruce McLaren’s wife, Jochen Rindt’s Bruce McLaren wife, it was Nora Tyrrell and Helen Stewart timing for the whole team, but at the same time in the race doing a lap chart for 26 cars. Here’s the sharpness, a laser brain... and then suddenly not remembering the most simple thing.

  2. Susan Sontag:

    Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life -- its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness -- conjoin to dull our sensory faculties.

  3. Cameron Watt:

    A lot of people followed the polls and went 'long' risk a week ago, the sharpness of the fall reflects the fact that people followed the polls and the outcome was not what they expected. If they stayed where they'd been a week ago there would be disruption but not as much disruption.

  4. Marc Poulin:

    Our study showed that six months' worth of vigorous exercise may pump blood to regions of the brain that specifically improve your verbal skills as well as memory and mental sharpness.

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