acuteness acuteness  /ə ˈkjut nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
  2. (n) a quick and penetrating intelligence
  3. (n) the quality of having a sharp edge or point

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Somalia is now on a par, in numbers and acuteness, with Darfur.
  2. He says he keeps an aerial view of the action in his head, appraising the situation with the acuteness of a hovering seagull.
  3. The cylinder technique was used in Germany 15 years ago, but only to study reflex eye movements and not to test acuteness of vision.

News

  • Group's plan would bring 'Hurricane Rick Perry'

    The environmental advocacy group 350.org has asked the World Meteorological Organization to name hurricanes after politicians who are skeptical of, or outright deny climate change. Early on in the video, after listing several names, the speaker says this line: "As climate change continues to create more frequent and devastating storms …" The solution to this issue of lack of acuteness adopted by ...
    on August 27, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "It is a magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and powerful political acuteness," Professor Lee said. "Her mother will be proud of her."
    on Oct 10, 2006 By: Hermione Lee Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Mr MacShane said: "Carol bred affection, warmth, political acuteness and humanity wherever she lived and worked. Losing our daughter Clare was a terrible blow but she recovered her bounce and joy for life and last time we talked she was full of...
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: Denis MacShane Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Tomas saw our team doctor today, and I was told it's something like an inflammation," Holland said Sunday. "Dr. Plagens used the term 'acuteness.' It's nothing significant, but from what Dr. Plagens told me, his read is that Holmstrom will...
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Ken Holland Source: Detroit Free Press

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