Definitions

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  • n. the cutting ability of an edge; keenness
  • n. the fineness of the point a pointed object
  • n. The product or result of being sharp.
  • n. pungency or acidity
  • n. distinctness, focus
  • n. acuteness or acuity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or condition of being sharp; keenness; acuteness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being sharp, in any sense of that word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. harshness of manner
  • n. a quick and penetrating intelligence
  • n. a strong odor or taste property
  • n. thinness of edge or fineness of point
  • n. the quality of being sharp and clear
  • n. the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
  • n. the quality of being keenly and painfully felt

Etymologies

From sharp +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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