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- adv. explicitly; with emphasis; so as to make a point, especially with criticism
- adv. wittily or pithily
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a pointed manner.
- With direct assertion; with explicitness; with direct reference to a subject.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in such a manner as to make something clearly evident
pointed + -ly (Wiktionary)