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acuteness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of acuteness

  1. 1 a harsh or sharp quality <judging by the acuteness in his tone when he congratulated me, I think he was actually quite resentful that I won> Synonyms acerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, edge, asperity, bite, bitterness, harshness, keenness, poignance, poignancy, pungency, roughness, sharpness, tartnessRelated Words ginger, punch, spice, tang; raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol; cattiness, maliciousness; pointedness, thorninessNear Antonyms gentleness, kindlinessAntonyms mildness, softness

  2. 2 the state or quality of being able to sense slight impressions or differences <the acuteness of the bird's eyesight is amazing> Synonyms acuity, delicacy, keenness, perceptiveness, perceptivity, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sharpnessRelated Words hyperacuity, hypersensitiveness, hypersensitivity, oversensitiveness, oversensitivity, supersensitivity; accuracy, exactitude, exactness, fineness




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