[ US /ˈnaɪˌfɫaɪk/ ]
  1. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    frequent penetrative observations
    penetrating insight
    an acute observer of politics and politicians
    incisive comments
    icy knifelike reasoning
  2. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    piercing criticism
    piercing cold
    a cutting wind
    lancinating pain
    a stabbing pain
    piercing knifelike pains
    keen winds
    knifelike cold
  3. cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
  4. having a sharp or distinct edge
    a narrow knifelike profile
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How To Use knifelike In A Sentence

  • He dodged their knifelike claws, swinging his fists to send them flying. Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • And yet, when finally she stopped, she merely stopped, without the painful, knifelike intakes of breath that usually follow a violent outburst-inburst. Last night, summarized
  • Translucent white to gray, tabular rhombohedral crystals with knifelike edges are common.
  • Occasionally they would take to the air to kill people with their knifelike talons and blight the crops with poisonous excrement.
  • a narrow knifelike profile
  • They were awakened by the first, knifelike rays of the sun as it pierced the eastern sky. GuildWars Edge of Destiny
  • People with this condition will experience sharp, knifelike pain and numbness. Workers Compensation: A Fallacy « Colleen Anderson
  • Police confiscated a "knifelike" weapon, but would not give more details about it. - News
  • He paused, his usual carefree gaze cutting with knifelike precision. Earl of Durkness
  • piercing knifelike pains
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