Pointed Point"ed, a. 1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. [1913 Webster]

His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Pointed arch} (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.

{Pointed style} (Arch.), a name given to that style of architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant feature; -- more commonly called {Gothic}. [1913 Webster] -- {Point"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Point"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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