pointed


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to pointed: orotund, pointed out

point·ed

 (poin′tĭd)
adj.
1. Having an end coming to a point.
2. Sharp; cutting: pointed criticism.
3. Obviously directed at or making reference to a particular person or thing: a pointed comment.
4. Clearly evident or conspicuous; marked: a pointed lack of interest.
5. Characterized by the use of a pointed crown, as in Gothic architecture: a pointed arch.
6. Having a rough finish produced by a pointed tool. Used of masonry.

point′ed·ly adv.
point′ed·ness n.

pointed

(ˈpɔɪntɪd)
adj
1. having a point
2. cutting or incisive: a pointed wit.
3. obviously directed at or intended for a particular person or aspect: pointed criticism.
4. emphasized or made conspicuous: pointed ignorance.
5. (Architecture) (of an arch or style of architecture employing such an arch) Gothic
6. (Music, other) music (of a psalm text) marked to show changes in chanting
7. (Judaism) (of Hebrew text) with vowel points marked
ˈpointedly adv
ˈpointedness n

point•ed

(ˈpɔɪn tɪd)

adj.
1. having a point.
2. sharp or piercing: pointed wit.
3. having direct significance; relevant.
4. directed or aimed, as at a particular person: a pointed remark.
5. marked; emphasized.
[1250–1300]
point′ed•ly, adv.
point′ed•ness, n.

pointed

  • apothegm - A terse, pointed saying or pithy maxim; it is pronounced AP-uh-them and may also be spelled apophthegm.
  • downward-facing dog - Also called downward dog, it is a yoga pose in which the hands and feet are on the floor and one's rear end is pointed up so that the body is in an upside-down V.
  • fastigate - To make pointed.
  • innuendo - Latin for "by nodding at, pointing to," or "intimating," from in-, "toward," and nuere, "nod."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pointed - having a point
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"
angulate, angular - having angles or an angular shape
pointless, unpointed - not having a point especially a sharp point; "my pencils are all pointless"
2.pointed - 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"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"

pointed

adjective
1. sharp, edged, acute, barbed, acicular (rare), acuminate, cuspidate (rare), mucronate (rare) the pointed end of the chisel

pointed

adjective
2. Readily attracting notice:
Idiom: sticking out like a sore thumb.
Translations
مُحَدَّد، مُسَنَّن، مُسْتَدَق
špičatý
spids
oddmjór
koničast

pointed

[ˈpɔɪntɪd] ADJ
1. (lit) [chin, nose, shoes] → puntiagudo; [stick] → de punta afilada; [hat] → de pico (Archit) [arch, window, roof] → apuntado, ojival
2. (fig) [remark] → mal intencionado; [criticism] → mordaz; [question] → directo; [look] → penetrante
the book makes pointed reference to his numerous affairsel libro hace alusiones directas a sus numerosas aventuras amorosas

pointed

[ˈpɔɪntɪd] adj
[shape] → pointu(e)
[remark, question] → sans équivoque

pointed

adj
(= sharp) stick, roof, chin, nose, shoesspitz; window, archspitzbogig; a stick with a sharply pointed endein Stock mit sehr spitzem Ende; the pointed windows in the old churchdie Spitzbogenfenster in der alten Kirche
(= incisive) wit, criticismscharf
(= obvious in intention) remark, commentscharf, spitz; referenceunverblümt; questiongezielt; lookspitz; absence, gesture, departureostentativ; her pointed lack of interest in my problemsihr ostentatives or betontes Desinteresse an meinen Problemen; that was rather pointeddas war ziemlich deutlich

pointed

[ˈpɔɪntɪd] adj
a. (sharp, stick, chin) → appuntito/a, aguzzo/a; (beard) → a punta; (roof) → aguzzo/a; (arch) → a sesto acuto
b. (obvious in intention, remark, question) → pregno/a di significati
in a pointed manner → in modo significativo

point

(point) noun
1. the sharp end of anything. the point of a pin; a sword point; at gunpoint (= threatened by a gun).
2. a piece of land that projects into the sea etc. The ship came round Lizard Point.
3. a small round dot or mark (.) a decimal point; five point three six (= 5.36); In punctuation, a point is another name for a full stop.
4. an exact place or spot. When we reached this point of the journey we stopped to rest.
5. an exact moment. Her husband walked in at that point.
6. a place on a scale especially of temperature. the boiling-point of water.
7. a division on a compass eg north, south-west etc.
8. a mark in scoring a competition, game, test etc. He has won by five points to two.
9. a particular matter for consideration or action. The first point we must decide is, where to meet; That's a good point; You've missed the point; That's the whole point; We're wandering away from the point.
10. (a) purpose or advantage. There's no point (in) asking me – I don't know.
11. a personal characteristic or quality. We all have our good points and our bad ones.
12. an electrical socket in a wall etc into which a plug can be put. Is there only one electrical point in this room?
verb
1. to aim in a particular direction. He pointed the gun at her.
2. to call attention to something especially by stretching the index finger in its direction. He pointed (his finger) at the door; He pointed to a sign.
3. to fill worn places in (a stone or brick wall etc) with mortar.
ˈpointed adjective
having a sharp end. a pointed nose; pointed shoes.
ˈpointer noun
1. a long stick used to indicate places on a large map etc.
2. an indicator on a dial. The pointer is on/at zero.
3. a hint; a suggestion. Give me some pointers on how to do it.
ˈpointless adjective
having no meaning or purpose. a pointless journey.
ˈpointlessly adverb
points noun plural
1. a movable section of rails which allow a train to cross over other lines or pass from one line to another. The points had to be changed before the train could continue.
2. the solid tips in the toes of ballet shoes. She can dance on her points.
be on the point of
to be about to (do something). I was on the point of going out when the telephone rang.
come to the point
1. (also get to the point) to reach the most important consideration in a conversation etc. He talked and talked but never came to the point.
2. (only with it as subject) to arrive at the moment when something must be done. He always promises to help, but when it comes to the point he's never there.
make a point of
to be especially careful to (do something). I'll make a point of asking her today.
make one's point
to state one's opinion persuasively.
point out
to indicate or draw attention to. He pointed out his house to her; I pointed out that we needed more money.
point one's toes
to stretch the foot out, shaping the toes into a point, when dancing etc.
References in classic literature ?
Immediately she pointed to the bank out of which she had emerged and said, `House no good, house no good
He felt the pressure of her pointed nails in the flesh of his palm.
She pointed persuasively along the path with her riding whip, while their eyes met in a look which the young man lingered a moment to prolong; then, yielding to her gentle influence, he clapped his spurs into his charger, and in a few bounds was again at the side of Cora.