1. in such a manner as to make something clearly evident
; - Example: "he pointedly ignored the question"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
[1913 Webster] -- Point"ed*ly, adv. -- Point"ed*ness,
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in such a manner as to make something clearly evident;
"he pointedly ignored the question"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
83 Moby Thesaurus words for "pointedly":
abundantly, acutely, advisedly, amazingly, amply, aphoristically,
astonishingly, awesomely, briefly, brusquely, by design,
calculatedly, concisely, consciously, conspicuously,
contemplatedly, copiously, crisply, curtly, deliberately,
designedly, eminently, emphatically, exceptionally, exquisitely,
extraordinarily, exuberantly, famously, generously, glaringly,
impressively, in cold blood, incredibly, intensely, intentionally,
knowingly, laconically, magically, magnanimously, magnificently,
markedly, marvelously, meditatedly, nobly, notably, on purpose,
particularly, peculiarly, pithily, preeminently, premeditatedly,
profusely, prominently, pronouncedly, purposefully, purposely,
purposively, remarkably, richly, sententiously, shortly, signally,
singularly, splendidly, strikingly, succinctly, summarily,
superlatively, surpassingly, surprisingly, tersely, uncommonly,
unusually, voluntarily, willfully, with full intent, with intent,
with malice aforethought, with purpose, wittingly, wonderfully,