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I like books that have razor-sharp plotting that snaps and moves along. It's not about the main character being different at the end. I don't want my main character to be different in the end. I still want him committed to his ideas, to be steadfast, true and loyal.
Brad Thor

Meaning of "razor-sharp" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RAZOR-SHARP

razor-sharp  [ˈreɪzəˌʃɑːp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RAZOR-SHARP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Razor-Sharp is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RAZOR-SHARP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of razor-sharp in the English dictionary

The definition of razor-sharp in the dictionary is exceedingly sharp. Other definition of razor-sharp is extremely incisive.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RAZOR-SHARP


alaap
əˈlɑːp
alap
əˈlɑːp
Autoharp
ˈɔːtəʊˌhɑːp
cardsharp
ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːp
carp
kɑːp
escarp
ɪˈskɑːp
harp
hɑːp
jaap
jɑːp
LARP
lɑːp
needle-sharp
ˈniːdəlˈʃɑːp
oversharp
ˌəʊvəˈʃɑːp
parp
pɑːp
pericarp
ˈpɛrɪˌkɑːp
scarp
skɑːp
sharp
ʃɑːp
supersharp
ˌsuːpərˈʃɑːp
tarp
tɑːp
Tharp
θɑːp
ultrasharp
ˌʌltrəˈʃɑːp
unsharp
ʌnˈʃɑːp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RAZOR-SHARP

razoo
razor
razor blade
razor burn
razor clam
razor cut
razor edge
razor shell
razor wire
razor-billed auk
razor-cut
razor-cutting
razor-edged
razor-shell
razor-slashing
razorable
razorback
razorbill
razorbill auk
razz

WORDS THAT END LIKE RAZOR-SHARP

aeolian harp
apocarp
barp
crucian carp
double sharp
endocarp
epicarp
jarp
jew´s harp
jew´s-harp
look sharp
mesocarp
mirror carp
Polycarp
procarp
time warp
vibraharp
warp
Welsh harp
wind harp

Synonyms and antonyms of razor-sharp in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «razor-sharp» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RAZOR-SHARP

Find out the translation of razor-sharp to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of razor-sharp from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «razor-sharp» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

锋利
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

afiladísimo
570 millions of speakers

English

razor-sharp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उस्तरा तेज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أسلاك شائكة حادة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бритва
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

afiada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুতীক্ষ্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rasoir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pisau cukur tajam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scharf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

非常に鋭い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

날카로운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cukur tajam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sắc như dao cạo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரேஸர்-கூர்மையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वस्तरा-तीक्ष्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

keskin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

molto acuto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostry jak brzytwa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бритва
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

claritatea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευκρινή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlymskerp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

knivskarp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sylskarpe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of razor-sharp

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RAZOR-SHARP»

The term «razor-sharp» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.832 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RAZOR-SHARP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about razor-sharp

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QUOTES WITH «RAZOR-SHARP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word razor-sharp.
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Brad Thor
I like books that have razor-sharp plotting that snaps and moves along. It's not about the main character being different at the end. I don't want my main character to be different in the end. I still want him committed to his ideas, to be steadfast, true and loyal.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RAZOR-SHARP»

Discover the use of razor-sharp in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to razor-sharp and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Razor Sharp
Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels _Delectable deliver[s] revenge that_s creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style._ _Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus
Fern Michaels, 2009
2
Razor sharp
Consists of selected newspaper sports columns by the author, Apr. 1, 1997-Apr. 6, 2000.
Drew Sharp, 2003
3
Ageless Memory: The Memory Expert's Prescription for a ...
With this one book, you will learn to remember anything you see, read, or hear—the very first time you see, read, or hear it—and retain it for as long as you like.
Harry Lorayne, 2008
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The Handbook of Good English
The hyphen is clearly "heard" — the compound is run together — in such compounds: She was razor-sharp-. He was girl-crazy. Color descriptions are often noun + adjective compounds: navy-blue soup-, The soup was navy-blue. Note that ...
Edward Johnson, 1991
5
Razor Sharp 3.0
Zeus is a mathematical genius that never seems to complete what he starts.
Ola Adigun, 2012
6
Exploring Life Science: Bats - cave life
Most carnivores also have a unique set of razor-sharp back teeth that slide past each other like scissor blades. These carnassial (car-NAH-see-uhl) teeth are used to slice up flesh, skin, and gristle into pieces small enough to swallow. Varied ...
‎2000
7
Beast Quest #17: The Dark Realm: Tusk the Mighty Mammoth
Step into the Dark Realm--but beware Tusk's razor sharp namesakes!
Adam Blade, 2011
8
Sai Baba of Shirdi (English)
Mahatma Gandhi had a Mahadev Desai. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa had a Mahendra Nath Gupta. Sai Baba was recorded very seldom, but when he was, he comes through as a man with a razor-sharp mind that puts a Socrates in the shade.
V. B. Kher, 1991
9
Milady's Standard Cosmetology
This technique should only be performed on wet hair with razor-sharp shears. There are two methods of holding the subsection when slide cutting. It is important to visualize the line you wish to cut before you begin (Figure 1 1-178). In one ...
Margrit Altenburg, Diane Bailey, 2002
10
The Life Cycle of a Snail
The. Radula. A snai has something in its mouth called " a radula. The radua ooks ike a tongue and is covered with sma , razor- sharp teeth. A snai can have more than 25,000 teeth on its radua The snai uses its radu a to scrape food off eaves ...
Andrew Hipp, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RAZOR-SHARP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term razor-sharp is used in the context of the following news items.
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The razor-sharp comedy of Key & Peele
Keegan-Michael Key played President Obama's anger translator, Luthor, at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Luthor is just one of the real ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
2
'Blackbird' a disturbing drama with razor-sharp performances at Old …
It is a razor-sharp performance. Shea directs it all with similar precision and tight pacing, setting up the play's several twists with a taut sense of veracity. «NOLA.com, Jun 15»
3
If fish's spikes don't get you, its razor-sharp teeth might
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A photo arrived in my inbox recently with a note from Kane­ohe reader Richard, whose friend Kimberley found an object on Wai­anae's Maili ... «Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jun 15»

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HP Kicks Off Last Discover With Razor-Sharp Focus
LAS VEGAS: Talk about focus: for what is the last event it will hold as the IT industry's largest vendor, HP is making just 4 product announcements at HP Discover ... «IT Trends & Analysis, Jun 15»
5
Lauren Yee's slasher satire is razor-sharp
College freshman Lexi doesn't believe in the serial killer her mom keeps warning her about — the hook-handed man who preys on young female drivers, ... «SFGate, May 15»
6
Review: HBO's 'Casual Vacancy' tells a razor-sharp tale of class …
One man's death dissolves the quaint veneer of an English village with nasty secrets in HBO's oh-so-British “The Casual Vacancy,” a three-hour miniseries that ... «Kansas City Star, Apr 15»
7
'The Barber' Review: Scott Glenn Is Razor-Sharp in Well-Groomed …
Shot in hazy shades of grey-blue browns and unfolding with the deliberate, stalking pace of a hunter trying to keep silent before a moonlight kill, “The Barber” is ... «TheWrap, Mar 15»
8
In Reedley, Mark Norwood gives razor-sharp shaves in 'Sweeney …
Almost 30 years ago, Mark Norwood portrayed Benjamin Barker, aka the “Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” in a Good Company Players production of “Sweeney ... «Fresno Bee, Mar 15»
9
Razor-sharp Chaminade pummels Lafayette
Chaminade (23-3) appeared razor-sharp in winning its 14th successive game. The Red Devils, who have also won 19 of their last 20, will face Hazelwood ... «STLtoday.com, Mar 15»
10
'Durang/Durang' at Post5 Theatre promises razor-sharp parody
Picture painfully shy wallflower Laura from "The Glass Menagerie." Now switch her gender, name him Lawrence, replace the treasured glass animals with glass ... «OregonLive.com, Feb 15»

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