- Acuteness A*cute"ness, n.
1. The quality of being acute or pointed; sharpness; as, the
acuteness of an angle.
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 nice distinctions. [1913 Webster]
3. Shrillness; high pitch; -- said of sounds. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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