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Noun: sharpness  shaa(r)p-nus
  1. A quick and penetrating intelligence
    "he argued with great sharpness";
    - acuteness, acuity, keenness
     
  2. The attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    "his voice had a sharpness to it";
    - edge
     
  3. A strong odour or taste property
    "the sharpness of strange spices";
    - pungency, bite, raciness
     
  4. The quality of being keenly and painfully felt
    "the sharpness of her loss"
     
  5. Thinness of edge or fineness of point
    - keenness
     
  6. The quality of being sharp and clear
    - distinctness
     
  7. Harshness of manner
    - asperity

See also: sharp

Type of: clarity, clearness, configuration, conformation, contour, distressingness, form, ill nature, intelligence, painfulness, shape, spice, spicery, spiciness, uncloudedness, urgency

Antonym: dullness, softness

Encyclopedia: Sharpness, Gloucestershire