ALL meanings of acuteness

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  • 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
  • adjective acuteness Geometry. (of an angle) less than 90°. (of a triangle) containing only acute angles. 1
  • adjective acuteness consisting of, indicated by, or bearing the mark ´, placed over vowel symbols in some languages to show that the vowels or the syllables they are in are pronounced in a certain way, as in French that the quality of an e so marked is close; in Hungarian that the vowel is long; in Spanish that the marked syllable bears the word accent; in Ibo that it is pronounced with high tones; or in classical Greek, where the mark originated, that the syllable bears the word accent and is pronounced, according to the ancient grammarians, with raised pitch (opposed to grave): the acute accent; an acute e. 1
  • noun acuteness the acute accent. 1
  • noun acuteness The quality of being acute or pointed; as, the acuteness of an angle. 1
  • noun acuteness The faculty of nice discernment or perception; sensitiveness; – applied to the senses, or the understanding. By acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or slight impressions: by acuteness of intellect, we discern nice distinctions. 0
  • noun acuteness Shrillness; high pitch; – said of sounds. 0
  • noun acuteness Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis. 0
  • noun acuteness Shrewdness, quickness of mind. 0
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