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Pointed \Point"ed\, a.

  1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.

  2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing.

    His moral pleases, not his pointed wit.

    Pointed arch (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.

    Pointed style (Arch.), a name given to that style of architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant feature; -- more commonly called Gothic. [1913 Webster] -- Point"ed*ly, adv. -- Point"ed*ness, n.


n. The quality of being pointed


n. the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp point [syn: point] [ant: unpointedness]

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One continually finds somewhere an original idea-- sometimes even a bonmot, which startles one by its pointedness.