Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a pointed manner.
  • With direct assertion; with explicitness; with direct reference to a subject.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb explicitly; with emphasis; so as to make a point, especially with criticism
  • adverb obsolete wittily or pithily

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

  • adverb in such a manner as to make something clearly evident

Etymologies

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pointed +‎ -ly

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