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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Acuteness \A*cute"ness\, n.
1. The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the
acuteness of an angle. AS
2. The faculty of nice discernment or perception; acumen;
keenness; sharpness; 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 fine distinctions.
Perhaps, also, he felt his professional acuteness
interested in bringing it to a successful close.
3. Shrillness; high pitch; -- said of sounds.
4. (Med.) Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to
a crisis. AS
Syn: Penetration; sagacity; keenness; ingenuity; shrewdness;
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