1    adj  Something that is pointed has a point at one end.  
usu ADJ n  
...a pointed roof., ...pointed shoes.    
2    adj  Pointed comments or behaviour express criticism in a clear and direct way.  
usu ADJ n  
I couldn't help but notice the pointed remarks slung in my direction...    
  pointedly    adv  usu ADV with v, also ADV adj  
They were pointedly absent from the news conference...    

  • sigle  n. suite of the pointed first letters of the name of an organisation. eg B.O.A.C. , B.B.C., N.A.T.O., N.A.S.A..
  • captious  n. 1: marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections <captious critics> 2: calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument <a captious question>
  • FAQ  exp. acronym of Frequently Asqued Questions.
  • noob  n. a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid


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