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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip;
[syn: point, pointedness]

2. the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing;
- Example: "the pointedness of his sarcasm was unmistakable"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pointed \Point"ed\, a. 1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. [1913 Webster] His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 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, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pointedness 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"