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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pointedly - in such a manner as to make something clearly evident; "he pointedly ignored the question"
Translations

pointedly

[ˈpɔɪntɪdlɪ] ADV [say] → intencionadamente; [ask] → sin rodeos, directamente
he was staring pointedly at the clockmiraba fijamente al reloj sin ocultar su prisa (or aburrimiento, )
she pointedly ignored himlo ignoró intencionadamente or aposta
he was pointedly left off the guest listse lo excluyó de la lista de invitados intencionadamente

pointedly

[ˈpɔɪntɪdli] adv
(= sharply) [say] → d'un ton tranchant
[remind] → sèchement; [ask] → sèchement
[refuse] → catégoriquement; [ignore] → ostensiblement

pointedly

adv speak, comment, lookspitz; referunverblümt; leave, stay away etcostentativ

pointedly

[ˈpɔɪntɪdlɪ] adv (look) → in modo significativo; (say) → in un tono pieno di sottintesi
References in classic literature ?
Resentment could not have been more plainly spoken than in a civility to her father, from which she was so pointedly excluded.
She could not but smile to see the graciousness of both mother and daughter towards the very person-- for Lucy was particularly distinguished--whom of all others, had they known as much as she did, they would have been most anxious to mortify; while she herself, who had comparatively no power to wound them, sat pointedly slighted by both.
Noel Vanstone, looking pointedly at Magdalen across the housekeeper, "I should stay at Aldborough all through the autumn with the greatest pleasure.
He asked her the question pointedly, and with a glance at her father.
For I thought he wanted something else to eat, and had pointedly alluded to that description of refreshment.
It was not a verbal remark, but a proceeding in dump show, and was pointedly addressed to me.
He offered his arm to his wife; she took it, and they turned away, looking about for Agatha, who, disgusted at the gaping curiosity of the rest, had pointedly withdrawn beyond earshot of the conversation.
He protested that, except Lady Catherine and her daughter, he had never seen a more elegant woman; for she had not only received him with the utmost civility, but even pointedly included him in her invitation for the next evening, although utterly unknown to her before.
Then, after remarking abruptly, "You seem to be rather intelligent, my man," he informed me pointedly that his name was Mr.
The orator looked so pointedly at me as he uttered these words, that I felt bound to reply, by murmuring something to the effect that I hardly felt the need myself--and that I enjoyed looking at a thing, better, when I could see it.
Yes," said the king, replying pointedly to the superintendent of finances, "yes, at the point of death, monsieur le cardinal makes me a donation of all his wealth.
Newman, of course, was perforce tongue-tied about Valentin's projected duel, and his dramatic talent was not equal to satirizing Madame de Cintre's presentiment as pointedly as perfect security demanded.