sharply

sharply
adverb
1. in an aggressive manner (Freq. 14)
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she was being sharply questioned

Syn: ↑aggressively
Derived from adjective: ↑aggressive (for: ↑aggressively)
2. in a well delineated manner (Freq. 3)
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the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined

Syn: ↑crisply
Derived from adjective: ↑crisp (for: ↑crisply), ↑sharp
3. changing suddenly in direction and degree (Freq. 2)
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the road twists sharply after the light

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turn sharp left here

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the visor was acutely peaked

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her shoes had acutely pointed toes

Syn: ↑sharp, ↑acutely
Derived from adjective: ↑acute (for: ↑acutely), ↑sharp
4. very suddenly and to a great degree
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conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate

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prices rose sharply

Syn: ↑precipitously

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