What is another word for acuteness?

Pronunciation: [ɐkjˈuːtnəs] (IPA)

Acuteness is a word that refers to the severity, intensity or sharpness of a particular phenomenon or situation. A few synonyms that can be used instead of acuteness are acute angle, keenness, sharpness, intensity, severity, sensitivity, discernment, perception, awareness, alertness, and penetration. Each synonym has a slightly different connotation and usage, but they all refer to the quality of being keen, sharp, and acute. These synonyms can be used to describe physical pain, emotional distress, intellectual understanding, or any other situation that requires a heightened level of awareness, sensitivity, or perception. So, if you ever find yourself in need of a synonym for acuteness, be sure to choose the one that best conveys the precise meaning you wish to express.

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What are the opposite words for acuteness?

Acuteness refers to a sharpness, keenness or intensity of something, therefore, antonyms of this word would refer to the opposite of these features. Some antonyms for acuteness could be dullness, lethargy, or bluntness. Dullness implies a lack of sharpness or brightness, while lethargy implies a lack of energy or vitality. Bluntness suggests that the characteristic or feature in question lacks edge or definition. Other antonyms could be insensitivity, shallowness, or obtuseness, which suggest a lack of sensitivity, depth, or intelligence respectively. These antonyms provide alternative meanings for the term acuteness, which may prove useful when trying to create a nuanced or contrasting piece of writing.

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Usage examples for Acuteness

One might suppose that he had passed the time of life when his ambitions were personal, or that he had gratified them as far as he was likely to do, and now employed his considerable acuteness rather to observe and reflect than to attain any result.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
They are rather afraid that their acuteness would discover too much in them, but in addition to that they tell you it would be impossible for the men to divide the produce of the fishing among themselves if it was paid in cash at the station, because it would require a man conversant with accounts; so that it is an absurdity to say that they are an intelligent race, and yet cannot adjust the proportions which would go to the different men in a boat's crew if they were paid in cash.
"Second Shetland Truck System Report"
William Guthrie
14,741. Do you mean that the position in which they are develops a kind of cunning rather than acuteness or cleverness?
"Second Shetland Truck System Report"
William Guthrie

Famous quotes with Acuteness

  • Without Christ, sciences in every department are vain....The man who knows not God is vain, though he should be conversant with every branch of learning. Nay more, we may affirm this too with truth, that these choice gifts of God -- expertness of mind, acuteness of judgment, liberal sciences, and acquaintance with languages, are in a manner profaned in every instance in which they fall to the lot of wicked men.
    John Calvin
  • To do oneself justice is just to perform as well as one is able. Take this from me, whoever that does justice to himself/herself/his or her work/career can't and won't be bothered about criticisms no matter the acuteness of the criticism. Anyway, have you been doing justice to yourself/work/career?
    Emeasoba George
  • In any modern city, a great deal of our energy has to be expended in seeing, hearing, smelling. An inhabitant of New York who possessed the sensory acuteness of an African Bushman would very soon go mad.
    W. H. Auden
  • Those who, like the present writer, never had the privilege of meeting Sidgwick can infer from his writings, and still more from the characteristic philosophic merits of such pupils of his as McTaggart and Moore, how acute and painstaking a thinker and how inspiring a teacher he must have been. Yet he has grave defects as a writer which have certainly detracted from his fame. His style is heavy and involved, and he seldom allowed that strong sense of humour, which is said to have made him a delightful conversationalist, to relieve the uniform dull dignity of his writing. He incessantly refines, qualifies, raises objections, answers them, and then finds further objections to the answers. Each of these objections, rebuttals, rejoinders, and surrejoinders is in itself admirable, and does infinite credit to the acuteness and candour of the author. But the reader is apt to become impatient; to lose the thread of the argument: and to rise from his desk finding that he has read a great deal with constant admiration and now remembers little or nothing. The result is that Sidgwick probably has far less influence at present than he ought to have, and less than many writers, such as Bradley, who were as superior to him in literary style as he was to them in ethical and philosophical acumen. Even a thoroughly second-rate thinker like T. H. Green, by diffusing a grateful and comforting aroma of ethical "uplift", has probably made far more undergraduates into prigs than Sidgwick will ever make into philosophers.
    C. D. Broad

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