ar·​gute | \ (ˈ)är¦gyüt \

Definition of argute

1 : characterized by shrewdness, acuteness, or sagacity an argute critic
2 : shrill a rich but too argute guitar— W. S. Landor
3 : sharply serrate

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Other Words from argute

argutely adverb
arguteness noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for argute

Latin argutus, from past participle of arguere to make clear

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“Argute.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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