Sharper vs Sharpen - What's the difference?

sharper | sharpen |


As an adjective sharper

is (sharp).

As a noun sharper

is (dated) a swindler; a cheat; a professional gambler who makes his living by cheating.

As a verb sharpen is

(transitive|sometimes|figurative) to make sharp.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

sharper

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (sharp)
  • Noun

    (wikipedia sharper) (en noun)
  • (dated) a swindler; a cheat; a professional gambler who makes his living by cheating.
  • Synonyms

    * chiseler * spiv

    Anagrams

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    sharpen

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (transitive, sometimes, figurative) To make sharp
  • * (Edmund Burke) (1729-1797)
  • He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author=(Leo Hickman)
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=26, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= How algorithms rule the world , passage=The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives.

    Antonyms

    * blunt

    Derived terms

    * sharpener