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Definition of the noun acuteness

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noun - plural: acutenesses

  1. a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
  2. a quick and penetrating intelligence
  3. the quality of having a sharp edge or point

Alternative definition of the noun acuteness


  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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Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order; with Copious Illustrations and Examples ... by George Crabb .. (1824)

by George Crabb

the due exercise ofits rational powers: ACUTENESS is an accidental property that belongs to the mind only, under certaiii circumstances. As penetration (0. Discernment) denotes the process of entering into substances physically or morally, ...

Google previewAnalysis and Science in Aristotle (1997)

by Patrick Hugh Byrne

Acuteness is a distinctive feature of certain minds, and one could further distinguish minds that are acute in practical affairs from those acute in scientific affairs, and so on. But even if the qualification "in an imperceptible time" cannot be applied ...

Google previewHusserl’s Position in the School of Brentano (2013)

by Robin D. Rollinger

Acuteness is an obvious requirement insofar as a species may not already contain another one, but not in the sense that each one is precisely delimited. The latter requirement, just like that of completeness too, must be satisfied only insofar as ...

Google previewPhilologia Anglicana: or, a Philological and synonymical dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals-their sense defined-and the same illustrated and supported by proper examples and notes, critical and explanatory. [“A-Adornment” only.] (1806)

by Benjamin DAWSON (Rector of Burgh, Suffolk.)

Acuteness of tone, in a stringed instrument, depends on the tension of the chord which emits it,” f ,3. “ We apply present remedies according to indications, respecting rather the acuteness of the disease, and precipitancy of the occasion, than ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

rape, rave, row acuity astuteness, edge, keenness, sharpness, wit acumen acuteness, astuteness, clevemess, discernment, discrimination, esprit, flair, ingenuity, insight, intelligence, judgement, keenness, knowledge, penetration, perception ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

* ACUTENESS. n. s. [from acute , which fee.] ...

Google previewA Dictionary Hindustani and English (1834)

by John Shakespear

Acumen, acuteness of genius, ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Music (1827)

To which is Prefixed, a Familiar Introduction to the First Principles of that Science by Thomas Busby

acuteness. possess. a. preeminence. in the combined effect. - In the Score the First Part always occupies the stave immediately above that in which the second is written; the second, the stave immediately over that which contains the third, and ...

Google previewThe New Royal and Universal English Dictionary ... (1763)

To which is Prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language by J. Johnson

Acuteness os discovery. SAGE, n. s a plant. SAGE, adj. wise; grave; prudent, — n.s, a philosopher ; a man ot gravity and wisdom. SA'GELY, adv. wisely ; prudently. 4S SALT, n. s. an active incombustible substance. Talle ; smack. SAC.

Google previewThe General Biographical Dictionary (1812)

treatise on the Soul, as “ containing the justest and most precise notions of God and the soul, and as altogether one of the most finished of its kind,” an encominm too unqualified, although it certainly discovers great metaphysical acuteness.

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Acuteness Meaning

Video shows what acuteness means. The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle.. The faculty of nice discernment or perception; ...

Scrabble value of A1C3U1T1E1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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