What does acuteness mean?

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acute·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acutenessnoun

    a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed

    "dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell"

  2. acuteness, acuity, sharpness, keennessnoun

    a quick and penetrating intelligence

    "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind"

  3. acutenessnoun

    the quality of having a sharp edge or point

Wiktionary

  1. acutenessnoun

    The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle.

  2. acutenessnoun

    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. acutenessnoun

    Shrillness; high pitch; – said of sounds.

  4. acutenessnoun

    Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis.

  5. acutenessnoun

    Shrewdness, quickness of mind

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Acutenessnoun

    Etymology: from acute, which see.

    They would not be so apt to think, that there could be nothing added to the acuteness and penetration of their understandings. John Locke.

    If eyes so framed could not view at once the hand and the hour-plate, their owner could not be benefited by that acuteness; which, whilst it discovered the secret contrivance of the machine, made him lose its use. John Locke.

    We apply present remedies according to indications, respecting rather the acuteness of the disease, and precipitancy of the occasion, than the rising and setting of stars. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 13.

    This acuteness of sound will shew, that whilst, to the eye, the bell seems to be at rest, yet the minute parts of it continue in a very brisk motion, without which they could not strike the air. Boyle.

ChatGPT

  1. acuteness

    Acuteness refers to the quality or state of being sharp or intense in impact, highly developed or sensitive, or a condition that has a rapid onset and typically a short course. It can also refer to the property of an angle being less than ninety degrees in geometry.

  2. acuteness

    Acuteness refers to the degree or quality of being acute, which in general terms can refer to sharpness, keenness, or severity of something. In a medical context, acuteness might describe the severe onset of a disease or symptoms. In mathematical terms, it describes an angle that is less than 90 degrees. In a general sense, it can also refer to a situation or event that is critical or intense.

  3. acuteness

    Acuteness is the quality or state of being acute or sharp; such as the severity or intensity of something, a keen insight or perception, or the characteristic of an acute angle in geometry which is less than 90 degrees. It can also refer to the level of sensitivity to stimuli in living organisms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acutenessnoun

    the quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the acuteness of an angle

  2. Acutenessnoun

    the faculty of nice discernment or perception; acumen; keenness; sharpness; 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. Acutenessnoun

    shrillness; high pitch; -- said of sounds

  4. Acutenessnoun

    violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acuteness in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acuteness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of acuteness in a Sentence

  1. Robert Burns:

    I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.

  2. John Calvin:

    Without Christ, sciences in every department are vain....The man who knows not God is vain, though he should be conversant with every branch of learning. Nay more, we may affirm this too with truth, that these choice gifts of God -- expertness of mind, acuteness of judgment, liberal sciences, and acquaintance with languages, are in a manner profaned in every instance in which they fall to the lot of wicked men.

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