pointed

[ poin-tid ]
/ ˈpɔɪn tɪd /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. pointe,
  2. pointe claire,
  3. pointe-aux-trembles,
  4. pointe-noire,
  5. pointe-à-pitre,
  6. pointed arch,
  7. pointed wart,
  8. pointedly,
  9. pointel,
  10. pointer

Origin of pointed

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at point, -ed2, -ed3

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British Dictionary definitions for pointedly

pointed

/ (ˈpɔɪntɪd) /

adjective

Derived Formspointedly, adverbpointedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for pointedly

pointed

adj.

c.1300, "having a sharp end or ends," from point (n.). Meaning "having the quality of penetrating the feelings or mind" is from 1660s. Related: Pointedly; pointedness.

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