AskDefine | Define pointed

Dictionary Definition

pointed adj
1 having a point [ant: pointless]
2 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"

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Pronunciation

Verb

pointed
  1. past of point

Adjective

  1. In the context of "comparable": Sharp, barbed; not dull.
    The warrior brandished a pointed spear.
  2. In the context of "not comparable": In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities.
    The Siamese is a pointed breed of cat.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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