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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyoo-i-tee]
    • /əˈkyu ɪ ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyoo-i-tee]
    • /əˈkyu ɪ ti/

Definitions of acuities word

  • noun acuities sharpness; acuteness; keenness: acuity of vision; acuity of mind. 1
  • noun acuities plural of acuity. 0

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Origin of acuities

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English acuite < Old French < Medieval Latin, Late Latin acuitās, equivalent to Latin acu(ere) to sharpen or acū(tus) sharpened (see acute) + -itās -ity

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Parts of speech for Acuities


acuities popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for acuities

noun acuities

  • intuition — direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.
  • awareness — the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness: The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS.
  • ingenuity — the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful; inventiveness: a designer of great ingenuity.
  • intelligence — capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
  • sensitivity — the state or quality of being sensitive; sensitiveness.

Antonyms for acuities

noun acuities

  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • misinterpretation — An instance of misinterpreting.
  • mistake — an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc.
  • inability — lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means: his inability to make decisions.
  • insensitivity — deficient in human sensibility, acuteness of feeling, or consideration; unfeeling; callous: an insensitive person.

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