[ US /əkˈjutnəs/ ]
[ UK /ɐkjˈuːtnəs/ ]
  1. a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
    dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell
  2. a quick and penetrating intelligence
    he argued with great acuteness
    I admired the keenness of his mind
  3. the quality of having a sharp edge or point
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How To Use acuteness In A Sentence

  • This movement sounded a bit broader than I am used to or would have expected: it plays with acuteness and every note gets its accentuation, its declamation.
  • It was this hyperacuteness that made him decide that he was being stalked. Tunnel In The Sky
  • Another hazard of being a former president, it seems, is that you feel the force of your successors' policy reversals with all the acuteness of personal slights.
  • The skis cut through space and I perceive the steepness of the slope with extraordinary acuteness.
  • With equal acuteness and adaptation to character, he dedicated the poems to the Prince of Wales, an anacreontic hero. English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction
  • he argued with great acuteness
  • The acuteness and expanse of his vision, his documentary power, and his grace and skill as an artist make his work devastatingly, frighteningly immediate.
  • Anxiety, hope, and even fatigue itself, had imparted to his body the fictitious strength of fever, and to his intellect the unhealthy acuteness which is so often the result of intense mental effort. Monsieur Lecoq
  • The intelligence and analytical acuteness you bring to the site have been an inspiration to me.
  • Of his controversies, those against Popery are the most powerful, because there he had subtleties and obscure reading to contend against; and his wit, acuteness, and omnifarious learning found stuff to work on. The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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