Pointed vs Urged - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between pointed and urged
is that pointed
) while urged
As an adjective pointed
is (comparable) sharp, barbed; not dull.
(comparable) Sharp, barbed; not dull.
(not comparable) In animals, having a coat pattern with points, that is, darkening of the extremities.
- The warrior brandished a pointed spear.
(comparable, of a comment or inference) Directed negatively at a person or topic.
* 1863 February 21, “
- The Siamese is a pointed breed of cat.
Important from Washington”, in The New York Times :
* 2013 June 18, , "
- Attention has been called to the report in a New-York paper, which has been made the subject of pointed comment
Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders," New York Times (retrieved 21 June 2013):
* 1910 September 3, “
- 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.
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
A strong desire; an itch to do something.
To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward.
* Alexander Pope
To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity.
- through the thick deserts headlong urged his flight
To provoke; to exasperate.
- My brother never / Did urge me in his act; I did inquire it.
To press hard upon; to follow closely.
* Alexander Pope
- Urge not my father's anger.
To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon.
- Heir urges heir, like wave impelling wave.
(obsolete) To treat with forcible means; to take severe or violent measures with.
- to urge''' an argument; to '''urge the necessity of a case
To press onward or forward.
To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
- to urge an ore with intense heat