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Acuteness

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Noun

1. acuteness

a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed

Example Sentences:
'dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell'

2. acuity, acuteness, keenness, sharpness

a quick and penetrating intelligence

Example Sentences:
'he argued with great acuteness'
'I admired the keenness of his mind'

3. acuteness

the quality of having a sharp edge or point

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Acuteness

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adjective
1. 
penetrating in perception or insight
2. 
sensitive to details; keen
3. 
of extreme importance; crucial
4. 
sharp or severe; intense
acute pain
an acute drought
5. 
having a sharp end or point
6. mathematics
a. 
(of an angle) less than 90°
b. 
(of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
7. (of a disease)
a. 
arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
b. 
of relatively short duration
Compare chronic (sense 2)
8. phonetics
a. 
(of a vowel or syllable in some languages with a pitch accent, such as ancient Greek) spoken or sung on a higher musical pitch relative to neighbouring syllables or vowels
b. 
of or relating to an accent (´) placed over vowels, denoting that the vowel is pronounced with higher musical pitch (as in ancient Greek), with a certain special quality (as in French), etc
. Compare (for senses 8a, 8b): grave, circumflex
9. 
(of a hospital, hospital bed, or ward) intended to accommodate short-term patients with acute illnesses
noun
10. 
an acute accent

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Acuteness

see synonyms of acuteness
adjective
1. 
having a sharp point
2. 
keen or quick of mind; shrewd
3. 
sensitive to impressions
acute hearing
4. 
severe and sharp, as pain, jealousy, etc.
5. 
severe but of short duration; not chronic
said of some diseases
6. 
very serious; critical; crucial
an acute shortage of workers
7. 
shrill; high in pitch
8. 
of less than 90 degrees
an acute angle
9. 
intensive (sense 3)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Acuteness

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adj.
1.
a. Reacting readily to stimuli or impressions; sensitive: His hearing was unusually acute.
b. Keenly perceptive or discerning: an acute critic of music; a critic with acute judgment. See Synonyms at sharp.
2. Extremely sharp or severe; intense: acute pain; acute pleasure.
3. Of great importance or consequence; critical: an acute shortage of funds.
4. Medicine
a. Having a rapid onset and following a short but severe course: an acute disease.
b. Afflicted by a disease exhibiting a rapid onset followed by a short, severe course: acute patients.
5. High in pitch; shrill: an acute scream.
6.
a. Narrowly pointed; sharp: an acute leaf.
b. Having an acute angle: an acute triangle.

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