Part of speech:
(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
Arousing terror or causing extreme distress; dreadful; terrible
Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful:
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Shrewdness, quickness of mind
Suffering or driven by great need or distress:
The definition of obtuse is something that isn’t sharp.
Having or showing good judgment or understanding; astute
Requiring immediate action; pressing:
Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions or judgments:
Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
Marked by discernment and understanding; sensitive.
Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer
Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful
The definition of intense is to a high degree, or a strong emotion.
Requiring care and labor; difficult or irksome:
Being in or attaining the greatest or highest degree; very intense:
Close at hand; near:
The definition of incisive is someone or something accurate, clear thinking or well focused.
Marked by or exhibiting originality or inventiveness:
The definition of intuitive is something done with from instinct, or something that is easy-to-use.
Able or seeming to pierce, as:
Sharp or pungent to the smell.
Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
(Archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
High-pitched and piercing.
Delicately skillful or clever; deft or ingenious
Keen; penetrating; incisive
The definition of trying is defined as an irritating person or thing.
Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.
Danger is defined as a possibility that something harmful or unpleasant will happen, or a person or thing that causes harm.
An extreme or severe measure:
The quality or condition of being urgent; pressing importance:
To sharpen or taper.
Allowing movement or action only at a low speed:
Lacking perception; not perceptive.
Indifferent or inattentive:
Cloudy or overcast:
Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
Not important; insignificant or petty.
Having sharp points like needles.
Having marks like scratches made by a needle
Having a cusp.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Having a cusp or cusps
Having many points
Pertaining to any of several supposedly critical years of a person's life. [from 17th c.]
Characterized by a sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.
Marked by severity or intensity
Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second:
Characterized by the music of the “peaceful” pipe rather than of the “warlike” drums, trumpets, etc.; hence, peaceful or tranquil
Elevated in pitch
Accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking
Giving safety; reducing danger or harm
Of great significance; momentous:
Elevated in pitch
That a vowel is long, as in Czech dobrá.
Carefully worked out and kept secret
(Archaic) Not abated or diminished
Meant in earnestness; not said or done in play
(--- Theol.) So evil as to cause spiritual death; mortal
The definition of dangerous is something that is potentially harmful, damaging or likely to cause an accident or injury.
The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.
Used or done on a living cell or tissue:
Careful and shrewd, especially where one's own interests are concerned.
The quality, state, or degree of being of the highest importance:
The definition of stupid is a person with less than normal intelligence or a boring situation.
- Crucial comes into contrast with critical where a trial determining a course of action rather than a decisive turning point is involved a crucial debate on foreign policy See also syn. study at sharp.
- a critical point in the negotiations
- Critical is applied to a crisis or a turning point that will decisively determine an outcome the situation was critical
- Acute suggests severe intensification of a condition that is sharply approaching a climax an acute shortage of workers
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