Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

  • noun uncountable the cutting ability of an edge; keenness
  • noun uncountable the fineness of the point a pointed object
  • noun countable The product or result of being sharp.
  • noun of food, etc. pungency or acidity
  • noun of an image distinctness, focus
  • noun of intelligence acuteness or acuity

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

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

Etymologies

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From sharp +‎ -ness

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