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 for pointedness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pointed \Point"ed\, a.
     1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.
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     2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of
        expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a
        particular person or thing.
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              His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope.
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     Pointed arch (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.
  
     Pointed style (Arch.), a name given to that style of
        architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant
        feature; -- more commonly called Gothic.
        [1913 Webster] -- Point"ed*ly, adv. -- Point"ed*ness,
        n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pointedness
      n 1: the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip [syn:
           point, pointedness] [ant: unpointedness]
      2: the quality of being obviously directed at a particular
         person or thing; "the pointedness of his sarcasm was
         unmistakable"

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