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Definition of "acuteness" []

  • The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle. (noun)
  • The faculty of nice discernment or perception; sensitiveness; – applied to the senses, or the understanding. By acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or slight impressions: by acuteness of intellect, we discern nice distinctions. (noun)
  • Shrillness; high pitch; – said of sounds. (noun)
  • Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis. (noun)
  • Shrewdness, quickness of mind (noun)

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Use "acuteness" in a sentence
  • "I may have been ever so much an exception in acuteness of observation, powers of comparison, and abnormal self-consciousness; none the less were my thoughts and conduct typical of the attitude of the intelligent immigrant child toward American institutions."
  • "Her sense of touch has sensibly increased during the year, and has gained in acuteness and delicacy."
  • "Anxiety, hope, and even fatigue itself, had imparted to his body the fictitious strength of fever, and to his intellect the unhealthy acuteness which is so often the result of intense mental effort."