Acuteness

Definition of Acuteness

A`cute´ness
n.1.The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the acuteness of an angle.
2.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.
Perhaps, also, he felt his professional acuteness interested in bringing it to a successful close.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.Shrillness; high pitch; - said of sounds.
4.(Med.) Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis.

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acuity, intelligence, keenness, sharpness, steel trap
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