Synonyms for acuity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-kyoo-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkyu ɪ ti

Top 10 synonyms for acuity Other synonyms for the word acuity

Définition of acuity

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French acuité (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin acuitatem (nominative acuitas) "sharpness," from Latin acuere "to sharpen," related to acus "needle," acuere "to sharpen," from PIE root *ak- "rise to a point, be sharp" (see acrid).
  • As in intelligence : noun ability to perceive, understand
  • As in smarts : noun intelligence
  • As in vigilance : noun carefulness
  • As in acumen : noun ability to understand and reason
  • As in profoundness : noun depth
  • As in depth : noun insight, wisdom
Example sentences :
  • The doctor must correct, as far as possible, the want of acuity noticed.
  • Extract from : « Mentally Defective Children » by Alfred Binet
  • The acuity of hearing was no longer so pronounced and the sense of refreshment, although still present, was not intense.
  • Extract from : « The Blue Germ » by Martin Swayne
  • The portraits of certain artists in this unique volume recite the history of the critic's acuity and clairvoyance.
  • Extract from : « Unicorns » by James Huneker
  • When they struck the water there was a hiss, which grew in volume and acuity as they skimmed the waves.
  • Extract from : « Riviera Towns » by Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • Despite the breadth and acuity of his observations, Granger suggested remarkedly few changes.
  • Extract from : « Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 » by Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
  • Careful investigation of olfactory acuteness would reveal the existence of such menstrual heightening of its acuity.
  • Extract from : « Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6) » by Havelock Ellis
  • One cannot imagine the degree of sharpness, of acuity, which may be obtained during sleep by these interior sensations.
  • Extract from : « Dreams » by Henri Bergson

Antonyms for acuity

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