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acute +‎ -ness

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acuteness (usually uncountable, plural acutenesses)

  1. The quality of being acute or pointed
    the acuteness of an angle
  2. (of the senses or feelings) The faculty of precise discernment or perception; sensitiveness
    By acuteness of feeling, we perceive small objects or slight impressions
    by acuteness of intellect, we discern nice distinctions
  3. Shrillness; high pitch; – said of sounds.
  4. (medicine) Violence of a disease, which brings it speedily to a crisis.
  5. Shrewdness, quickness of mind

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