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Meaning of POINTED

Pronunciation:  'poyntid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  having a point
  3. [adj]  having the foot stretched out in line with the leg and the toes forming a point; "keep the legs straight and the toes pointed"

POINTED is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: acanthoid, acanthous, acerate, acerose, acicular, acuate, acuminate, acute, apiculate, arrow-shaped, barreled, barrelled, bladelike, cigar-shaped, direct, ensiform, fusiform, hastate, lancelike, lanceolate, needlelike, needle-shaped, nibbed, peaked, pyramidal, pyramidic, pyramidical, sagittate, sagittiform, sharp, sharpened, spearhead-shaped, spiked, spikelike, spindle-shaped, spinous, swordlike, sword-shaped, tapered, tapering, tiptoe
 Antonyms: pointless, unpointed
 See Also: angular, angulate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Point"ed\, a.
1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.

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

         His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope.

{Pointed arch} (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.

{Pointed style} (Arch.), a name given to that style of
   architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant
   feature; -- more commonly called {Gothic}. --
   {Point"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Point"ed*ness}, n.

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