sharpness

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sharpness(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (quality of being sharp)
a. lo afilado
Felisa didn't dare move because of the sharpness of the mugger's knife.Felisa no se atrevía a moverse por lo afilado del cuchillo del atracador.
b. lo puntiagudo
Eva decided to check the sharpness of her fingernails on my arm.Eva decidió probar lo puntiagudo de sus uñas en mi brazo.
c. lo filoso
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Ed tested the sharpness of his sword before mounting up for battle.Ed probó lo filoso de su espada antes de marchar a la batalla.
2. (severity)
a. la agudeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The patient requested an analgesic to reduce the sharpness of her pain.La paciente pidió un analgésico para mitigar la agudeza del dolor.
b. la intensidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The sharpness of the wind this morning kept me from going outside for a bike ride.La intensidad del viento esta mañana me impidió salir a dar un paseo en bicicleta.
c. la mordacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The sharpness of Silvia's criticism of her granddaughter's dance performance shocked us.La mordacidad de la crítica de Silvia sobre el espectáculo de baile de su nieta nos impactó.
3. (abruptness)
a. la brusquedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My heart skipped a beat with the sharpness of the turn the bus just made.El corazón me dio un vuelco por la brusquedad del giro que el autobús acaba de dar.
b. lo cerrado
There should be more signage warning of the sharpness of that curve.Debería haber más señalización advirtiendo de lo cerrado de esa curva.
4. (keenness)
a. la agudeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm amazed by the sharpness of your great-grandmother's mind at her age.Me sorprende la agudeza de la mente de tu bisabuela a su edad.
b. la perspicacia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I find the sharpness of his wit very entertaining.La perspicacia de su ingenio me resulta muy divertida.
5. (clarity)
a. la nitidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't believe the sharpness of the image you took with your cellphone.No me puedo creer la nitidez de la imagen que tomaste con tu celular.
6. (flavor)
a. la acidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I like the sharpness of aged cheddar cheese.Me gusta la acidez del queso cheddar curado.
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sharpness
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of knife)
a. la agudeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of contours, photograph)
a. la nitidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (of mind, hearing, sight)
a. la agudeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (of voice, words)
a. la mordacidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (of pain)
a. la agudeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
6. (of wind)
a. la intensidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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sharpness [ˈʃɑːpnɪs]
noun
1 [of knife, point] lo afilado; [of edge] lo afilado; lo cortante
2 (abruptness) [of bend] lo cerrado; [of turn] brusquedad (f)
3 (clarity) [of outline, image] nitidez (f); definición (f); [of contrast] lo marcado
Its curvature can be adjusted by computer control while the telescope is operating, a method that increases the sharpness of the images it can produce I felt the sharpness of the rocks through the thin soles of my shoes
4 (keenness) [of mind] perspicacia (f); agudeza (f); [of reflexes] rapidez (f)
his eyes hadn't lost any of their sharpness sus ojos no habían perdido nada de su agudeza
I much preferred working for Americans - I liked their enthusiasm and /sharpness of mind/ Alan was impressed by the sharpness and rapidity of his mind the players have maintained their level of fitness and sharpness
5 (severity) [of pain] agudeza (f); intensidad (f); [of remark, tone] aspereza (f); [of tongue] mordacidad (f)
there was a note of sharpness in his voice se notaba cierta aspereza en su tono; there is a sharpness in the air empieza a notarse el frío
she was noted for the sharpness of her tongue "let them find their own way out" said his father with unaccustomed sharpness The note of despair softened the sharpness of her tone she feared the sharpness of his tongue
6 [of taste] acidez (f)
the vinaigrette added sharpness to the dish
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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