One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the pointed end of the stick’
sharp, spear-like, needle-like, spear-shaped, V-shaped, tapering, tapered, cone-shaped, conic, conical, acute, sharp-cornered, wedge-shaped, sharp-edged, edged, jagged, spiky, spiked, barbed
technical acicular, lanceolate, acuminate, subulate, mucronate, aculeate
rare cuspidate, cusped, conoid
2‘a pointed remark’
cutting, trenchant, biting, incisive, acid, acerbic, tart, caustic, scathing, mordant, razor-edged, venomed, venomous, piercing, penetrating
North American informal snarky
rare acidulous, mordacious
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