acuteness

noun
1. a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
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dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell

Hypernyms: ↑sensitivity, ↑sensitiveness, ↑sensibility
2. a quick and penetrating intelligence
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he argued with great acuteness

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I admired the keenness of his mind

Syn: ↑acuity, ↑sharpness, ↑keenness
Derivationally related forms: ↑keen (for: ↑keenness), ↑sharp (for: ↑sharpness), ↑acute
Hypernyms: ↑intelligence
Hyponyms: ↑steel trap
3. the quality of having a sharp edge or point
Ant: ↑obtuseness
Derivationally related forms: ↑acute
Hypernyms: ↑sharpness, ↑keenness

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  • Acuteness — A*cute ness, n. 1. The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the acuteness of an angle. [1913 Webster] 2. The faculty of nice discernment or perception; acumen; keenness; sharpness; sensitiveness; applied to the senses, or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acuteness — index caliber (mental capacity), discretion (quality of being discreet), discrimination (good judgment), insight, judgment ( …   Law dictionary

  • acuteness — noun a) The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle. b) The faculty of nice discernment or perception; sensitiveness; – applied to the senses, or the understanding. By acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or… …   Wiktionary

  • acuteness — acute ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of something bad) critical; serious. 2) (of an illness) coming sharply to a crisis. Often contrasted with CHRONIC(Cf. ↑chronicity). 3) perceptive; shrewd. 4) (of a physical sense or faculty) highly developed. 5) (of an… …   English terms dictionary

  • acuteness — noun see acute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acuteness — См. acuità 2 …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • acuteness — See acutely. * * * …   Universalium

  • acuteness — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Intensity] Syn. forcefulness, severity, fierceness; see intensity 1 . 2. [Shrewdness] Syn. cleverness, keenness, astuteness; see acumen …   English dictionary for students

  • acuteness — a cute·ness || nɪs n. sharpness; astuteness; severity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acuteness — n. 1. Sharpness, pointedness. 2. Acumen, shrewdness, penetration, sagacity, sagaciousness, astuteness, sharpness, brightness, perspicacity, discernment, ingenuity, mother wit, quick parts. 3. Severity, intensity, poignancy, violence. 4. Highness …   New dictionary of synonyms

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