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SHARPLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sharply mean? 

SHARPLY (adverb)
  The adverb SHARPLY has 4 senses:

1. in an aggressive manner
2. in a well delineated manner
3. changing suddenly in direction and degree
4. very suddenly and to a great degree

  Familiarity information: SHARPLY used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHARPLY (adverb)


Sense 1sharply [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In an aggressive manner

Synonyms:

aggressively; sharply

Context example:

she was being sharply questioned


Sense 2sharply [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a well delineated manner

Synonyms:

crisply; sharply

Context example:

the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined

Pertainym:

sharp ((of something seen or heard) clearly defined)


Sense 3sharply [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Changing suddenly in direction and degree

Synonyms:

sharp; acutely; sharply

Context examples:

the road twists sharply after the light / turn sharp left here / the visor was acutely peaked / her shoes had acutely pointed toes

Pertainym:

sharp (very sudden and in great amount or degree)


Sense 4sharply [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very suddenly and to a great degree

Synonyms:

precipitously; sharply

Context examples:

conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate / prices rose sharply


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