1. cutting or able to cut as if with a knife

Similar word(s): sharp

2. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

- smart and knifelike reasoning

Similar word(s): perceptive, acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp

3. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

- knifelike cold

- piercing knifelike pains

Similar word(s): sharp, cutting, keen, lancinate, lancinating, piercing, stabbing

4. having a sharp or distinct edge

- a narrow knifelike profile

Similar word(s): distinct

Sentences with knifelike as an adjective:

- The patient reported a knifelike pain in his abdomen.