acuteness

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Etymology[edit]

acute +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

acuteness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle.
  2. 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.
  3. Shrillness; high pitch; – said of sounds.
  4. Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis.
  5. Shrewdness, quickness of mind

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