HyperDic: acuteness

English > 3 senses of the word acuteness:
NOUNcognitionacutenessa sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
cognitionacuteness, acuity, sharpness, keennessa quick and penetrating intelligence
attributeacutenessthe quality of having a sharp / sharp edge or point
acuteness > pronunciation
Soundsahkyuw'tnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > acuteness: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA sensitivity that is keen and highly developed.
Example"dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell"
Broadersensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli
English > acuteness: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA quick and penetrating intelligence.
Example"he argued with great acuteness"
Synonymsacuity, sharpness, keenness
Narrowersteel trapAn acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps)
BroaderintelligenceThe ability to comprehend
Spanishacuidad, agudeza, vivacidad, viveza
Adjectivesacutehaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
English > acuteness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of having a sharp / sharp edge or point.
Broadersharpness, keennessthinness of edge or fineness of point
OppositeobtusenessThe quality of lacking a sharp / sharp edge or point
Spanishagudeza
Adjectivesacuteending in a sharp point

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