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Acuteness - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Acuteness' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Acuteness [ n.]
- The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the acuteness of an angle.
- The faculty of nice discernment or perception; acumen; keenness; sharpness; 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.
- Shrillness; high pitch; -- said of sounds.
- Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis.

Meaning of 'Acuteness' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . acuteness [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
Example in sentence:
  • dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell
Meaning (2):
- a quick and penetrating intelligence
Example in sentence:
  • he argued with great acuteness;
  • I admired the keenness of his mind