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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:
Noun1.pointedness - the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
taper - the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
unpointedness - the property of having only a dull tip (if any)
2.pointedness - the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing; "the pointedness of his sarcasm was unmistakable"
directness, straightness - trueness of course toward a goal; "rivaling a hawk in directness of aim"
References in classic literature ?
There is, then, the second point cleared up, or nearly so," said Eugenie, without the least confusion, and with that masculine pointedness which distinguished her gesture and her language; "and you appear satisfied with the explanation.
Crawford had not asked her, she must have been the last to be sought after, and should have received a partner only through a series of inquiry, and bustle, and interference, which would have been terrible; but at the same time there was a pointedness in his manner of asking her which she did not like, and she saw his eye glancing for a moment at her necklace, with a smile--she thought there was a smile--which made her blush and feel wretched.
Shappi Khorsandi @ Liverpool Comedy Central 'She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.
In order to understand the particular force of Sidney's critique, and the pointedness of the Calender's deployment of a strange and archaic English, it is essential to recognize that when this book is released in 1579, Tudor poetics' central critical project was discovering the English language's potential as a literary medium by making it conform to the models and methods of the standard humanist canon of classical and authorized continental literature.
Abbott's veto statement on Davis' House Bill 3736, one of the two pieces of legislation with the loophole, stood out for its pointedness, with Abbott declaring he "will not be a part of weakening our ethics laws" and saying the conversation should continue into next session.
The first was attending a lecture at Boston College given by Harold Cruse, who spoke with incisive insightfulness and pointedness out of his reflected-on extensive experiences and weighty considerations that he had set forth in The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual (2) and in reviews and essays collected and republished under the title Rebellion or Revolution.
Her solos possess an agile, staccato accuracy and warm-toned pointedness.
29) Although such specific contextualising is suspect, Bowra does note the poem's pointedness, double meanings, and the 'relatively kind' mockery of the monks for their inconsistency when compared to Eunapius.