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1. in an aggressive manner;
- Example: "she was being sharply questioned"
[syn: aggressively, sharply]

2. in a well delineated manner;
- Example: "the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined"
[syn: sharply, crisply]

3. changing suddenly in direction and degree;
- Example: "the road twists sharply after the light"
- Example: "turn sharp left here"
- Example: "the visor was acutely peaked"
- Example: "her shoes had acutely pointed toes"
[syn: sharply, sharp, acutely]

4. very suddenly and to a great degree;
- Example: "conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate"
- Example: "prices rose sharply"
[syn: precipitously, sharply]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sharply \Sharp"ly\, adv. In a sharp manner,; keenly; acutely. [1913 Webster] They are more sharply to be chastised and reformed than the rude Irish. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] The soldiers were sharply assailed with wants. --Hayward. [1913 Webster] You contract your eye when you would see sharply. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "sharply": abruptly, acerbically, acutely, angrily, closely, cuttingly, definitely, definitively, distinctly, firmly, harshly, intensely, intently, penetratingly, peremptorily, piercingly, precipitately, precipitously, quickly, severely, sternly, strictly, suddenly