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Definition of "pointed" []

  • Having an end coming to a point. (adjective)
  • Sharp; cutting: pointed criticism. (adjective)
  • Obviously directed at or making reference to a particular person or thing: a pointed comment. (adjective)
  • Clearly evident or conspicuous; marked: a pointed lack of interest. (adjective)
  • Characterized by the use of a pointed crown, as in Gothic architecture: a pointed arch. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pointed" in a sentence
  • ""Stefana said -- oh, I couldn't hear what Stefana said, but she pointed an 'pointed, an' I came lickety."
  • "When Ms. Jane Gilman, fourth grade teacher at the Stewart School, purchased a jar opener marketed by "OXO" in New York City, she noted a problem with the product's directions - the directions read: turn the jar opener in a counter-clockwise direction, but the arrows on the label pointed in a clockwise direction."
  • "And I try not to give them what I call pointed advice, but I give them information so that they can make a decision."