Part of speech:
Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
Intense or bracing:
Of or relating to insects and certain other animals that wound the skin with a sting, mouthparts, or fangs.
Sharp and piercing to the mind; poignant; painful
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Having a cutting edge
Relating to or characterized by criticism; reflecting careful analysis and judgment:
Strong and healthy; robust:
Not easily captured or defeated:
Very evident; emphasized; conspicuous
Having or showing strong emotion, firm purpose, great seriousness, etc.
(Biology) Indicating or characterized by response or motion toward the source of a stimulus, such as light:
Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
Projecting or jutting beyond a line or surface; protruding:
Having or expressing a meaning:
Of, like, or full of pith
Expressing much in few words; short and pithy; pointed
Hurtful or demoralizing
Firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle:
Cutting or sarcastic in utterance; biting
Brief and to the point; short and clear
Characterized by brevity and conciseness of speech
Dealing with all or many of the relevant details; including much; inclusive
Convincing; cogent. Used of an argument or a proof.
Marked by ingenuity and skill; adroit:
Of or relating to pictorial representation.
Describing or portraying nudity or sexual activity in graphic detail.
Labored and dull
Bitter or sarcastic in speech, etc.
Distinct; definite; not doubtful; unambiguous
Clearly defined; unquestionable:
Operative; in effect:
Of or relating to energy.
Incisive and trenchant:
Keen or acute; discerning
Searing; withering; harsh or caustic
Extremely sharp or severe; intense:
Marked by discernment and understanding; sensitive.
Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
Sharp, bitter, or harsh in temper, language, etc.
That is, or has the properties of, an acid
(Geol.) Designating or of igneous rocks with more than 66% silica
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues, resulting in decreased flow of blood or other secretions.
Given to biting; biting.
Bitingly critical or satiric:
Pugnacious or bellicose
Examining or exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; thorough
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