Pointed vs Sadiron - What's the difference?

pointed | sadiron |

As a verb pointed

is (point).

As an adjective pointed

is (comparable) sharp, barbed; not dull.

As a noun sadiron is

a flatiron which has a removable handle and is pointed at both ends.




  • (point)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (comparable) Sharp, barbed; not dull.
  • The warrior brandished a pointed spear.
  • (not comparable) In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities.
  • The Siamese is a pointed breed of cat.
  • (comparable, of a comment or inference) Directed negatively at a person or topic.
  • * 1863 February 21, “ Important from Washington”, in The New York Times :
  • Attention has been called to the report in a New-York paper, which has been made the subject of pointed comment
  • * 2013 June 18, , " Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders," New York Times (retrieved 21 June 2013):
  • After a harsh police crackdown last week fueled anger and swelled protests, President Dilma Rousseff, a former guerrilla who was imprisoned under the dictatorship and has now become the target of pointed criticism herself, tried to appease dissenters by embracing their cause on Tuesday.
  • * 1910 September 3, “ Taft Is Not Pleased by Roosevelt Plan”, in The New York Times :
  • President Taft to-day had a pointed comment for the "new nationalism" that his predecessor has been launching in the West.


    * (sharp) pointy, sharp


    * (sharp) blunt

    Derived terms

    * pointedly






    (en noun)
  • A flatiron which has a removable handle and is pointed at both ends.
  • Derived terms

    * sad-iron


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