acuteness

Definitions of acuteness
  1. noun
    the quality of having a sharp edge or point
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    Antonyms:
    obtuseness
    the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point
    type of:
    keenness, sharpness
    thinness of edge or fineness of point
  2. noun
    a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
    “dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell”
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    type of:
    sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity
    (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
  3. noun
    a quick and penetrating intelligence
    “he argued with great acuteness
    synonyms: acuity, keenness, sharpness
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    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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