1adjSomething that is pointed has a point at one end. usu ADJ n ...a pointed roof., ...pointed shoes.
2adjPointed 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... ♦
pointedlyadvusu 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>
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