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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (4)

1. cutting or able to cut as if with a knife;

2. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;
- Example: "an acute observer of politics and politicians"
- Example: "incisive comments"
- Example: "icy knifelike reasoning"
- Example: "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"
- Example: "penetrating insight"
- Example: "frequent penetrative observations"
[syn: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp]

3. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument;
- Example: "a cutting wind"
- Example: "keen winds"
- Example: "knifelike cold"
- Example: "piercing knifelike pains"
- Example: "piercing cold"
- Example: "piercing criticism"
- Example: "a stabbing pain"
- Example: "lancinating pain"
[syn: cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating]

4. having a sharp or distinct edge;
- Example: "a narrow knifelike profile"


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

knifelike adj 1: cutting or able to cut as if with a knife 2: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations" [syn: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp] 3: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain" [syn: cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating] 4: having a sharp or distinct edge; "a narrow knifelike profile"