Synonyms for acuteness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-kyoot
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkyut

Définition of acuteness

Origin :
  • late 14c., originally of fevers and diseases, "coming and going quickly" (opposed to a chronic), from Latin acutus "sharp, pointed," figuratively "shrill, penetrating; intelligent, cunning," past participle of acuere "sharpen" (see acuity). Meaning "sharp, irritating" is from early 15c. Meaning "intense" is from 1727. Related: Acutely; acuteness.
  • noun intensity
  • noun shrewdness
Example sentences :
  • I leave time and method of explanation to your own judgment and acuteness.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The acuteness of the pain in his head set his mind almost wandering.
  • Extract from : « The Night Riders » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • You are very unjust to both of us if you imply that I have not a high opinion of your acuteness.
  • Extract from : « Tony Butler » by Charles James Lever
  • Men like the problem that they fancy they have unravelled by their own acuteness.
  • Extract from : « The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly » by Charles James Lever
  • Now that I look back I am more than ever impressed by Stroeve's acuteness.
  • Extract from : « The Moon and Sixpence » by W. Somerset Maugham
  • But the acuteness of the mondaine pales before that of the lover.
  • Extract from : « The Genius » by Margaret Horton Potter
  • The speech was made and answered with an acuteness which we were not prepared for.
  • Extract from : « Canada and the Canadians » by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • Escape he did, thanks to his own strength of will, and his wife's acuteness and devotion.
  • Extract from : « Captain Mansana and Mother's Hands » by Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
  • He advanced and retreated, "bluffed" and held aloof, with acuteness and daring.
  • Extract from : « The Plum Tree » by David Graham Phillips
  • Your aloofness, your indifference only spurs me, only adds to the acuteness of my desire.
  • Extract from : « The Mask » by Arthur Hornblow

Antonyms for acuteness

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