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  1. [noun] a funeral lament sung with loud wailing

  2. [verb] express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child"
    Synonyms: lament

  3. [adjective] having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
    Synonyms: acute, discriminating, incisive, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp

  4. [adjective] intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"
    Synonyms: exquisite

  5. [adjective] very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect"
    Synonyms: incisive, sharp

  6. [adjective] very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
    Synonyms: bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing

  7. [adjective] as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
    Synonyms: cutting, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating

  8. [adjective] having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade"


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