knifelike

Definitions of knifelike
  1. adjective
    cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
    Synonyms:
    sharp
    having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
  2. adjective
    having a sharp or distinct edge
    “a narrow knifelike profile”
    Synonyms:
    distinct
    easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
  3. adjective
    painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    knifelike cold”
    “piercing knifelike pains”
    synonyms: cutting, keen, lancinate, lancinating, piercing, stabbing
    sharp
    keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
  4. adjective
    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    “icy knifelike reasoning”
    synonyms: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp
    perceptive
    having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment
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