- 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.