Synonyms for (noun) sharp

sharp

a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

LESS SPECIFIC: sewing needle


sharp

a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

LESS SPECIFIC: musical notation

Synonyms for (adjective) sharp

sharp, shrewd, astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

a smart businessman; an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease; he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow

LESS SPECIFIC: smart


crisp, sharp

(of something seen or heard) clearly defined

a sharp photographic image; the sharp crack of a twig; the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

LESS SPECIFIC: distinct


sharp

having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

a sharp knife; a pencil with a sharp point


sharp

keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

a sharp pain; sharp winds


sharp

quick and forceful

a sharp blow

LESS SPECIFIC: forceful


sharp

very sudden and in great amount or degree

a sharp drop in the stock market

LESS SPECIFIC: sudden


sharp, precipitous, abrupt

extremely steep

an abrupt canyon; the precipitous rapids of the upper river; the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings; a sharp drop

LESS SPECIFIC: steep


sharp, shrill

having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

a shrill whistle; a shrill gaiety

LESS SPECIFIC: high, high-pitched


penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike, sharp

having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

an acute observer of politics and politicians; incisive comments; icy knifelike reasoning; as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang; penetrating insight; frequent penetrative observations

LESS SPECIFIC: perceptive


sharp, sharp-worded, tart

harsh

sharp criticism; a sharp-worded exchange; a tart remark

LESS SPECIFIC: unpleasant


sharp, needlelike, acuate, acute

ending in a sharp point

LESS SPECIFIC: pointed