Etymology
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sharpness (n.)

Old English scearpnis; see sharp (adj.) + -ness.

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Definitions of sharpness

sharpness (n.)
a quick and penetrating intelligence;
Synonyms: acuteness / acuity / keenness
sharpness (n.)
the attribute of urgency in tone of voice;
Synonyms: edge
sharpness (n.)
a strong odor or taste property;
the sharpness of strange spices
Synonyms: pungency / bite / raciness
sharpness (n.)
the quality of being keenly and painfully felt;
the sharpness of her loss
sharpness (n.)
thinness of edge or fineness of point;
Synonyms: keenness
sharpness (n.)
the quality of being sharp and clear;
Synonyms: distinctness
sharpness (n.)
harshness of manner;
Synonyms: asperity
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