pointu

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pointe +‎ -u

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pwɛ̃.ty/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

pointu (feminine singular pointue, masculine plural pointus, feminine plural pointues)

  1. sharp, pointed
    Synonyms: aigu, piquant, tranchant
    Cette épée est bien pointue.This sword is very sharp.
    Les feuilles de cette plante sont pointues.The leaves of this plant are pointed.
  2. (figuratively) specialised, precise, technical, pointed
    une question très pointuea very pointed question
    • 2020 August 28, “Corée du Nord : l'armée secrète des hackeurs [North Korea: the secret army of hackers]”, in Le Monde[1]:
      Les pirates nord-coréens ne sont pas nécessairement les plus compétents, ni les plus pointus – quoique certains soient de très haut niveau –, mais ce sont les plus disciplinés et les plus têtus.
      North Korean hackers are not necessarily the most competent, nor the most precise—although some are at a very high level—but they are the most disciplined and the most stubborn.
  3. (southern France) Parisian in accent or dialect
    il parle pointuhe speaks like a Parisian

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Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

pointu m

  1. (Jersey) pointed