Pointedly



[poin-tid] /ˈpɔɪn tɪd/

adjective
1.
having a or :
a pointed arch.
2.
sharp or piercing:
pointed wit.
3.
having direct effect, significance, or force:
pointed criticism.
4.
directed; aimed:
a pointed gun.
5.
directed particularly, as at a person:
a pointed remark.
6.
marked; emphasized.
7.
Heraldry. (of a cross) having parallel sides with formed by two inclined sides on each end:
a cross pointed.
/ˈpɔɪntɪd/
adjective
1.
having a point
2.
cutting or incisive: a pointed wit
3.
obviously directed at or intended for a particular person or aspect: pointed criticism
4.
emphasized or made conspicuous: pointed ignorance
5.
(of an arch or style of architecture employing such an arch) Gothic
6.
(music) (of a psalm text) marked to show changes in chanting
7.
(of Hebrew text) with vowel points marked
adj.

c.1300, “having a sharp end or ends,” from point (n.). Meaning “having the quality of penetrating the feelings or mind” is from 1660s. Related: Pointedly; pointedness.

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