pointedness :

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  • n  the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
  • n  the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing
    the pointedness of his sarcasm was unmistakable

  • He is clear and simple, but not with the epigrammatic clarity of the French, whose clarity is mostly a crispness and pointedness of rhetoric, nor with the badly labored .
  • Says Owen, one of his hosts: "I was taken with the pointedness of his questions and how quickly he assimilated the answers.

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