acuteness

Definitions of acuteness
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n the quality of having a sharp edge or point

Antonyms:
obtuseness
the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point
Type of:
keenness, sharpness
thinness of edge or fineness of point

n a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed

“dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell”
Type of:
sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity
(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

n a quick and penetrating intelligence

“he argued with great acuteness
Synonyms:
acuity, keenness, sharpness
Types:
steel trap
an acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps)
Type of:
intelligence
the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

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