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Noun: sharper  shaa(r)-pu(r)
  1. A professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    - cardsharp, card sharp, cardsharper, card sharper, sharpie, sharpy, card shark
Adjective: sharp (sharper,sharpest)  shaa(r)p
  1. (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig";
    - crisp
  2. Ending in a piercing point; pointed
    - acuate, acute, needlelike
  3. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang";
    - acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing
  4. Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    - astute, shrewd, argute [literary], savvy
  5. Having a thin cutting edge or pointed point; able to cut or pierce
    "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
  6. Harsh
    "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange";
    - sharp-worded, tart
  7. Having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    "a sharp whistle";
    - shrill
  8. Extremely steep
    "a sharp drop";
    - abrupt, precipitous
  9. Keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
    "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
  10. (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    "C sharp"
  11. Very sudden and in great amount or degree
    "a sharp drop in the stock market"
  12. Quick and forceful
    "a sharp blow"

Derived forms: sharpers

See also: acute, carnassial, chisel-like, cutting, dagger-like, distinct, drill-like, edged, fang-like, file-like, forceful, fulgurating, high, high-pitched, incisive, intense, keen, keenness, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, metal-cutting, penetrating, penetrative, perceptive, piercing, pointed, razor-sharp, salt, sharpened, sharpness, sharp-toothed, smart, stabbing, steep, sudden, unpleasant

Type of: card player, chiseler [US], chiseller [Brit, Cdn], defrauder, gouger [N. Amer], grifter [N. Amer], scammer, swindler

Antonym: dull, flat, natural

Encyclopedia: Sharper

Sharp, Roberts and Company