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Pointed vs. Pointy

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Pointedverb

simple past tense and past participle of point

Pointyadjective

(informal) Pointed in shape; having a point or points.

Pointedadjective

(comparable) Sharp, barbed; not dull.

‘The warrior brandished a pointed spear.’;

Pointyadjective

(programming) In the Raku programming language: being a block or subroutine that acts as a closure accepting a list of parameters (denoted by the pointed arrow symbol ->).

‘a pointy sub; a pointy block’;

Pointedadjective

(comparable) Having a relevance to the matter at hand: pertinent, relevant.

Pointynoun

(informal) Any pointed object.

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Pointedadjective

(not comparable) In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities.

‘The Siamese is a pointed breed of cat.’;

Pointedadjective

Directed negatively at a person or topic.

Pointedadjective

That has a named, but otherwise arbitrary, point (called the basepoint) that remains unchanged during subsequent discussion and is kept track of during all operations.

‘The class of all pointed spaces forms a category - Top - with basepoint preserving continuous maps as morphisms.’;

Pointedadjective

Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.

Pointedadjective

Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing.

‘His moral pleases, not his pointed wit.’;

Pointedadjective

having a point

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Pointedadjective

direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant;

‘a pointed critique’; ‘a pointed allusion to what was going on’; ‘another pointed look in their direction’;

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