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Definitions of acuteness word
- adjective acuteness sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute sorrow; an acute pain. 1
- adjective acuteness extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: an acute shortage of oil. 1
- adjective acuteness (of disease) brief and severe (opposed to chronic). 1
- adjective acuteness sharp or penetrating in intellect, insight, or perception: an acute observer. 1
- adjective acuteness extremely sensitive even to slight details or impressions: acute eyesight. 1
- adjective acuteness sharp at the end; ending in a point. 1
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Origin of acuteness
First appearance:before 1560
One of the 32% oldest English words
1560-70; < Latin acūtus sharpened, past participle of acuere (acū-, v. stem, akin to acus needle, ācer sharp + -tus past participle suffix)
Parts of speech for Acuteness
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.
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Synonyms for acuteness
- fierceness — menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look.
- forcefulness — full of force; powerful; vigorous; effective: a forceful plea for peace.
- severity — harshness, sternness, or rigor: Their lives were marked by severity.
- keenness — finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor.
- intelligence — capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
Antonyms for acuteness
- ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
- inability — lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means: his inability to make decisions.
- ineptness — without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit: He is inept at mechanical tasks. She is inept at dealing with people.
- stupidity — the state, quality, or fact of being stupid.
- dullness — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
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