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Definition of 'sharpness'


  1. a quick and penetrating intelligence; "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind"
       Synonyms: acuteness acuity keenness
  2. the attribute of urgency; "his voice had an edge to it"
       Synonyms: edge
  3. 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"
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: keenness
       Antonyms: dullness bluntness
  6. the quality of being sharp and clear
       Synonyms: distinctness
       Antonyms: indistinctness softness blurriness fogginess fuzziness indistinctness softness blurriness fogginess fuzziness
  7. harshness of manner
       Synonyms: asperity
       Antonyms: dullness bluntness

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