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Definition of the noun acuteness
What does acuteness mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: acutenesses
- a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
- a quick and penetrating intelligence
- the quality of having a sharp edge or point
Alternative definition of the noun acuteness
- The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle.
- 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.
- Shrillness; high pitch; – said of sounds.
- Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis.
- Shrewdness, quickness of mind
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English 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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Philologia 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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopaedia 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.] ...
by John Shakespear
Acumen, acuteness of genius, ...
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 ...
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.
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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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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