astuteness

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astute +‎ -ness

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astuteness (usually uncountable, plural astutenesses)

  1. The quality of being astute.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 161:
      Soda was added to an interval pregnant with legal stultifications, and the trooper continued to say nothing till he had taken a swig at his almost neat whisky. It fulfilled its function of humanizing him on the spot, though he refused to concede his astuteness to a mere gulp of liquor.

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