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The Prime Minister is head of team but its not a one woman act. I've been called all those things. Intellectual, sharp-tongued, all true. But what New Zealander is like is to know that someone is in charge and in the end the buck stops with the Prime Minister.
Helen Clark

Meaning of "sharp-tongued" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARP-TONGUED

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARP-TONGUED

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

WHAT DOES SHARP-TONGUED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sharp-tongued in the English dictionary

The definition of sharp-tongued in the dictionary is bitter or critical in speech; sarcastic.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARP-TONGUED

sharp tongue
sharp-eared
sharp-eyed
sharp-faced
sharp-featured
sharp-set
sharp-sighted
sharp-sightedly
sharp-sightedness
sharp-tempered
sharp-witted
sharp-wittedly
sharp-wittedness
sharpbender
sharpen
sharpener
sharpening
sharper
Sharpeville
sharpie

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARP-TONGUED

agued
double-tongued
epilogued
fatigued
langued
leagued
loose-tongued
silver-tongued
smooth-tongued
tongued
unargued
uncatalogued
unplagued
well-argued

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

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Translation of «sharp-tongued» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARP-TONGUED

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The translations of sharp-tongued from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sharp-tongued» in English.

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嘴尖
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lengua afilada
570 millions of speakers

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sharp-tongued
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Translator English - Hindi

चुभता
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Translator English - Arabic

حاد اللسان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

острая на язык
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de língua afiada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধারালো জিভাযুক্ত
260 millions of speakers

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la langue acérée
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Translator English - Malay

Tajam-tajam
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Translator English - German

scharfzüngigen
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Translator English - Japanese

言葉の辛辣な
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신랄한
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Cetha banget
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ăn nói sắc sảo
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கூர்மையான வேலைக்காரர்
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तीक्ष्ण
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sivri dilli
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Translator English - Italian

lingua tagliente
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uszczypliwy
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Translator English - Ukrainian

гостра на язик
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Translator English - Romanian

clonțos
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Translator English - Greek

φαρμακόγλωσσος
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Translator English - Afrikaans

skerp tong
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

skarptungade
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Translator English - Norwegian

skarpe kommentarer
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARP-TONGUED»

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

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QUOTES WITH «SHARP-TONGUED»

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Helen Clark
The Prime Minister is head of team but its not a one woman act. I've been called all those things. Intellectual, sharp-tongued, all true. But what New Zealander is like is to know that someone is in charge and in the end the buck stops with the Prime Minister.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARP-TONGUED»

Discover the use of sharp-tongued in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sharp-tongued and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary
... jerk sharp-tailed duck pintail sharp-tasting acid, bitter, tangy, tart sharp-tasting acid citric sharp-tasting sauce Worcester sharp-tempered edgy, acid sharp, tinkling sound clink sharp-toned growl snarl sharp-tongued sarcastic sharp tooth fang, ...
Louisa Pansegrouw, 1994
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The Fifth Season: Tales of My Life in Baseball
And then as Brooklyn's sharp-tongued skipper in the 1940s, his tenure including a loud and decidedly sharp-tongued defense of Jackie Robinson's right to play. And then his truly startling mid-season move from the Dodgers to the Giants in ...
Donald Honing, 2009
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Proverbs 12:18 We have all known someone at one time or another who might fall under the description of being “sharp tongued.” Some are unknowingly sharp, while others are knowingly arrogant, but neither type is pleasant to be around.
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The Synonym Finder
2. caustic, mordant, mordacious, acrimonious, bitter, acrid, acidulous, acid, pungent; trenchant, cutting, incisive, slashing, scathing; penetrating, piercing, stinging, pricking, nipping, biting; keen, pointed, sharp, sharp-tongued; astringent , severe, ...
Jerome Irving Rodale, 1978
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The Global Intercultural Communication Reader
Hence, Confucius argues, good people should first distance themselves from the sharp tongued and then avoid contradictory language (XIV, 39). Unfortunately, glib speakers who confuse moral standards often seem to rule rather than the ...
Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, Jing Yin, 2013
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Amharic-English dictionary: H - N.
... conical, peaked or pointed shape; protrusion of the lips; divulging of secrets; abusiveness; thievishness; being a telltale (Ar.) ! <p"r'3Lrt) one who protrudes the lips or has everted lips; one who divulges secrets; sharp- tongued, ...
Thomas Leiper Kane, 1990
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Tartuffe
She is an ill-tempered, impetuous, sharp-tongued, malicious old woman, and like all elderly female characters in seventeenth-century France, she was played by a man. This actor, Louis Béjart, was Madeleine's younger brother, who only ...
Molière, Prudence L. Steiner, Roger W. Herzel, 2008
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Book of Instructions in the Elements of the Art of Astrology
Al Biruni David R. Roell. 360 INDICATIONS OF THE SIGNS AS TO MORALS & MANNERS Laughing and talkative, kingly and haughty. fond of poI etry, sharp- tongued. lustful, brave. Of good judgment. negligent, a liar. a cheat, lustful and a fool.
Al Biruni, David R. Roell, 2006
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Han Shih Wai Chuan: Han Ying's Illustrations of the Didactic ...
Confucius said, " Do not choose the physically strong,2 or the eloquent, or the sharp- tongued.3 The physically strong are proud; the eloquent flatter; the sharp- tongued 4 are unreliable. Just as you string a bow before you look to its strength,  ...
Ying Han, 1952
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Spy
The Taming of the Shrew Tyrannical gentleman marries sharp- tongued woman, only to find out her powers are greater than his. The Tempest First-scene shipwreck casts away motley crew on uncharted island. Cast includes a learned man ...

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

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sharp-tongued is used in the context of the following news items.
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Desi Rascals series two: bring on the sharp-tongued mums
Any British-Asian will tell you our mothers are sharp-tongued, with the ability to deliver lines so harsh they leave you clutching your chest for days. Moses's mum ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Sharp-tongued Nazri catches eye of Singapore media
Sharp-tongued Nazri catches eye of Singapore media. FMT Reporters. | June 22, 2015. A Straits Times article covers Nazri's political career and finds that the ... «Free Malaysia Today, Jun 15»
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Sharp-Tongued Democratic Rep. Winkler To Resign, Move Abroad
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic legislator who fought to raise the minimum wage and is known for speeches that mocked Republican rivals as ... «CBS Local, May 15»
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'Let him jump' Sharp-tongued Katie Hopkins upsets fans with …
SHE'S known for her acerbic opinions on pretty much everything but it looks like Katie Hopkins has taken it too far this time. By Felicity Thistlethwaite Felicity ... «Express.co.uk, May 15»
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Dowager Duchess to return in US drama The Gilded Age, years …
Downton Abbey fans left reeling that the hit show is coming to an end can rejoice – for the sharp-tongued Dowager Countess is among a clutch of characters ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
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Lee Kuan Yew was Australia's sharp-tongued friend in Asia
Lee Kuan Yew was Australia's sharp-tongued friend in Asia. Share; Share via Email · Share on Google Plus · Post on facebook wall · Share on twitter · Post to ... «The Australian Financial Review, Mar 15»
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Sharp-tongued Chrissie Swan ruffles feathers after I'm A Celebrity …
SHE described Tim Robards as a “crustacean” with a body like a cockroach and was surprised that model and university graduate Laura Dundovic wasn't ... «The Daily Telegraph, Mar 15»
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Xenoblade Chronicles X Introduces Its Sharp-Tongued Commander
Monolith Soft recently introduced an interesting mix of Xenoblade Chronicles X characters with a 13-year-old engineering prodigy, and a strange little creature ... «Siliconera, Jan 15»
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Meet the Sharp-Tongued Hosts of Bayou City Reviews
Note: this article was written according to the format of our now-retired "Rocks Off 200" series. But it still works. Who? In a lot of situations, being honest doesn't ... «Houston Press, Dec 14»
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Remembering Ann Soyars, the big-hearted, sharp-tongued queen of …
I don't remember the first time I met Ann Soyars, the acknowledged queen of the World Famous Station Inn, who died of cancer Nov. 14 at age 67. But it would ... «Nashville Scene, Nov 14»

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