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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 fine distinctions.
    Perhaps, also, he felt his professional acuteness interested in bringing it to a successful close.   --Sir W. Scott.
 3. Shrillness; high pitch; -- said of sounds.
 4. Med. Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis.
 Syn: -- Penetration; sagacity; keenness; ingenuity; shrewdness; subtlety; sharp-wittedness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a quick and penetrating intelligence; "he argued with great
           acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind" [syn: acuity,
            sharpness, keenness]
      2: the quality of having a sharp edge or point [ant: obtuseness]