pointed

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pointed(
poyn
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tihd
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (with a sharp tip)
a. puntiagudo
The soldiers hurled pointed spears and arrows at each other.Los soldados se lanzaron lanzas y flechas puntiagudas.
b. de pico
The girls dressed up like witches in pointed hats.Las niñas se vistieron de bruja con sombreros de pico.
c. puntudo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She told the police officer that the suspect had dark eyes and a pointed chin.Le dijo al policía que el sospechoso tenía ojos oscuros y un mentón puntudo.
2. (deliberate)
a. intencionado
Once and again, her colleagues made pointed remarks about her appearance, and finally she filed a complaint.Una y otra vez, sus colegas hicieron comentarios intencionados sobre su aspecto, y ella finalmente presentó una queja.
b. mordaz
The journalists' pointed criticisms of the play discouraged the director.Las críticas mordaces de los periodistas desalentaron al director.
c. penetrante
My mother shot me a pointed look to get me to stop talking.Mi madre me lanzó una mirada penetrante para que me callara.
d. directo
In a pointed reference to her mother, Catherine talked largely about narcissistic women.En alusión directa a su madre, Catherine se explayó sobre las mujeres narcisistas.
3. (architecture)
a. apuntado (roof or windows)
Pointed arches were the most common in Gothic architecture.Los arcos apuntados eran los más comunes en la arquitectura gótica.
b. ojival (arch)
Because of their verticality, the pointed arches added a more regal touch than did the semicircular arches.Por su verticalidad, los arcos ojivales añadían un toque más regio que los de medio punto.
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pointed
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sharp)
a. puntiagudo(a)
2. (remark)
a. intencionado(a)
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pointed [ˈpɔɪntɪd]
adjective
1 [+chin, nose, shoes] puntiagudo; [+stick] de punta afilada; [+hat] de pico; (Archit) [+arch, window, roof] apuntado; ojival
2 [+remark] mal intencionado; [+criticism] mordaz; [+question] directo; [+look] penetrante
obvious in intention
the book makes pointed reference to his numerous affairs el libro hace alusiones directas a sus numerosas aventuras amorosas
Relations between Giscard d'Estaing and de Gaulle deteriorated from that moment, with the former making increasingly pointed remarks about the authoritarian aspects of the regime Nor did he rebuke her for her pointed remark that he, too, must have done some evil to have deserved a cousin like Devadatta we got rid of him with a few pointed remarks one of them had recently visited the zoo and was unable to answer some pointed questions from his kids Do you mind if I ask you a few pointed questions? from their polite coughs and pointed looks he eventually realized his mistake
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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