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Definitions of acuteness

  1. a quick and penetrating intelligence; "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the acuteness of an angle. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Shrillness; high pitch; - said of sounds. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Sharpness; shrewdness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The quality of being acute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for acuteness

  1. Dennis puffed at his pipe and smiled, and I was surprised to see that he really was bringing his mind to bear on the trivial problem with all the acuteness he had in him. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  2. It may have all degrees of acuteness from impressibility scarcely distinguishable from the individual's own thoughts, to the purest independent clairvoyance. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
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