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point-to-point
point-to-point sealift
Pointal
pointe
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Pointed
pointed arch
Pointed style
pointed wart
pointed-leaf maple
pointed-toe
Pointedly
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pointelle
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pointillism
pointillist
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Pointedness definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POINT'EDNESS, n. Sharpness; pickedness with asperity.
1. Epigrammatical keenness or smartness.
In this you excel Horace, that you add pointedness of thought.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip [syn: point, pointedness] [ant: unpointedness]
2: the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing; "the pointedness of his sarcasm was unmistakable"

Merriam Webster's

noun see pointed I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. --Pope. 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. -- Point"ed*ly, adv. -- Point"ed*ness, n.



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