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I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China.
Jung Chang

Meaning of "sharper" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARPER

sharper  [ˈʃɑːpə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARPER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sharper is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SHARPER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sharper

Sharper

A sharper is an older term, common since the seventeenth-century, for thieves who use trickery to part an owner with his or her money possessions. Sharpers vary from what are now known as con-men by virtue of the simplicity of their cons, which often were impromptu, rather than carefully orchestrated, though those certainly happened as well. The 1737 Dictionary of Thieving Slang defines a sharper as "A Cheat, One who lives by his wits." In the nineteenth century, and into today, the term is more closely associated with gambling. Sharpers were romantic figures in the eighteenth-century, valued as imaginative figures for their perceived social independence and ability to create new social networks of gangs. The appeal of an independent society, operating outside the law, has been imaginative evocative for centuries, but in eighteenth-century London philosophical thought, influenced by Thomas Hobbes and Rousseau's new formulations of social contract, the romanticization of thievery reached new levels.

Definition of sharper in the English dictionary

The definition of sharper in the dictionary is a person who cheats or swindles; fraud.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHARPER


arpa
ˈɑːpə
cardsharper
ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːpə
carper
ˈkɑːpə
Harper
ˈhɑːpə
kapa
ˈkɑːpə
kaupapa
kaʊˈpɑːpə
LARPer
ˈlɑːpə
macrocarpa
ˌmækrəʊˈkɑːpə
palapa
pəˈlɑːpə
scarpa
ˈskɑːpə
scarper
ˈskɑːpə
tapa
ˈtɑːpə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARPER

sharp-sighted
sharp-sightedly
sharp-sightedness
sharp-tempered
sharp-tongued
sharp-witted
sharp-wittedly
sharp-wittedness
sharpbender
sharpen
sharpener
sharpening
Sharpeville
sharpie
sharpish
sharply
sharpness
sharpshooter
sharpshooting
sharpy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARPER

chirper
copper
developer
dorper
good and proper
hyper
newspaper
paper
pepper
per
proper
scorper
skyscraper
slurper
super
upper
usurper
wallpaper
warper
whisper

Synonyms and antonyms of sharper in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHARPER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sharper» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sharper

Translation of «sharper» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARPER

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

Translator English - Chinese

更清晰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

más nítida
570 millions of speakers

English

sharper
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أكثر وضوحا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

острее
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nítida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খর্পর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lebih tajam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schärfer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シャープに
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Luwih cetha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sắc nét hơn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூர்மையாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ताज्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

keskin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

più nitida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostrzejszy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гостріше
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mai clare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευκρινέστερες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skerper
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skarpare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skarpere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sharper

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARPER»

The term «sharper» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.491 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARPER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sharper

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHARPER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sharper.
1
Walter Benjamin
The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
2
Jung Chang
I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China.
3
Josephine de La Baume
My brother has a tendency to get quite lyrical when he writes music; he gets so romantic, it's borderline. I make it slightly more aggressive. I make the round corner a bit sharper.
4
Novak Djokovic
My nutritionist has done a great job in changing my diet after we established I am allergic to things like gluten - I can't eat pizza, pasta and bread. I have lost some weight, but my movement is sharper and I feel great.
5
Leon Foucault
Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space.
6
Al Goldstein
There is a cliche that men want their women to be ladies in public and hookers behind closed doors. I want my woman to be the sharper image robot so that she can be turned off.
7
David Hilbert
How thoroughly it is ingrained in mathematical science that every real advance goes hand in hand with the invention of sharper tools and simpler methods which, at the same time, assist in understanding earlier theories and in casting aside some more complicated developments.
8
Washington Irving
The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.
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Steven Johnson
What I'm saying is individuals have better ideas if they're connected to rich, diverse networks of other individuals. If you put yourself in an environment with lots of different perspectives, you yourself are going to have better, sharper, more original ideas. It's not that the network is smart.
10
Ashton Kutcher
The scruffier your beard, the sharper you need to dress.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARPER»

Discover the use of sharper in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sharper and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Younger Brain, Sharper Mind: A 6-Step Plan for Preserving ...
A 6-Step Plan for Preserving and Improving Memory and Attention at Any Age from America's Brain Doctor Eric R. Braverman. YOUNGER BRAIN, SHARPER MIND YQUNGER BRAIN, SHARPER MIND A 6—Step Plan for Preserving and.
Eric R. Braverman, 2013
2
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, laughter and ...
THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY is the touching and remarkably funny account of Flinn's transformation as she moves through the school's intense programme and falls deeply in love along the way.
Kathleen Flinn, 2011
3
Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth
My name is John Taylor.
Simon R. Green, 2006
4
10 Days to a Sharper Memory
The step-by-step guide that assesses your present memory quotient and shows you how your memory works, "10 Days to a Sharper Memory" will help you: -- Remember the names and faces of people you meet -- Establish a system for remembering ...
Russell Roberts, Abby Marks-Begie, Lenny Laskowski, 2009
5
Brainfit: 10 Minutes a Day for a Sharper Mind and Memory
Brainfit is a training program designed to reclaim your brain.
Corinne Gediman, 2005
6
Sharper Than a Two-Edged Sword: Preaching, Teaching, and ...
Editors Michael Root and James Buckley maintain that these essays, though varied, share at least three assumptions: (1) The word of God (not necessarily human preaching and teaching) is "sharper than any two-edged sword." (2) Preaching, ...
Michael Root, James Joseph Buckley, 2008
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Sharper Than a Two-Edged Sword
A Special Message from Andrew Wommack:
Andrew Wommack, 2011
8
A Sharper Way of Thinking
This book will help them to do this. Through this book, Dr. Justin Michell will introduce readers to A Sharper Way of Thinking. Justin Michell has studied among young people most of his life, both as a student himself and later,
Justin Michell, 2009
9
The Sharper Mind
With dozens of techniques and tips developed over the years that will enhance anyone's memory, so allowing the user to be less reliant on notes and 'age-proof' their memory.
Fred B. Chernow, 2001
10
Writing Broadcast News Shorter, Sharper, Stronger: A ...
Mervin Block- who has written for the best in the business- offers timeless advice, guiding both first-year students and seasoned professionals through the essentials of writing for the ear.
Mervin Block, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHARPER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sharper is used in the context of the following news items.
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Darren Sharper's sentencing in federal sexual assault case reset
NEW ORLEANS -- The sentencing of former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper on federal charges that he drugged and assaulted women in four states ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
2
Sentencing reset for Darren Sharper in Vegas sex case
LAS VEGAS (AP) —Sentencing was postponed one month for former NFL star Darren Sharper in a felony Las Vegas attempted sex assault case made part of a ... «WDSU New Orleans, Jun 15»
3
Darren Sharper pleads guilty to 3 rape charges in four-state deal
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of rape in a New Orleans courtroom, the final part of a four-state "global plea ... «CBSSports.com, Jun 15»
4
Darren Sharper pleads guilty in federal sexual assault case
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in connection with allegations he drugged and ... «USA TODAY, May 15»
5
Ex-NFL star Sharper set to change plea in federal rape case
(Reuters) - Disgraced former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no contest to rape and attempted rape charges in three states, is set to change ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, May 15»
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Darren Sharper May Be Subject To Penis Monitoring Until He Dies
Convicted rapist Darren Sharper will serve nine years in prison for his crimes, but he won't return to a regular life after he finishes his sentence. If two New ... «Deadspin, Apr 15»
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Darren Sharper Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges That He …
NEW ORLEANS, April 6 (Reuters) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper entered a not guilty plea on Monday in New Orleans to federal charges that he drugged ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
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Darren Sharper -- Locked Up In New Orleans ... Preps for Guilty Plea
Sharper had been locked up in L.A. for more than a year -- but officials allowed him to travel to N.O. so he could appear in court for drug charges on Monday and ... «TMZ.com, Apr 15»
9
High school removes all Darren Sharper memorabilia
At Darren Sharper 's high school near Richmond, Va. , there's a trophy case filled with autographed NFL memorabilia. A photo of him wearing a Green Bay ... «USA TODAY, Mar 15»
10
Darren Sharper sex assault victim might seek restitution
Los Angeles prosecutors said the two local victims of former NFL star Darren Sharper are pleased with a plea deal reached Monday in which Sharper is ... «Los Angeles Times, Mar 15»

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