acuteness


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Synonyms for acuteness

a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed

a quick and penetrating intelligence

the quality of having a sharp edge or point

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It was apparent enough, that Eudosia was the subject of general observation, and of general conversation, though, so long as she held me in her hand, it exceeded all my acuteness of hearing to learn what was said.
Carfry, with her usual acuteness, had run them down and sent them an invitation to dine; and it was over this invitation that May Archer was wrinkling her brows across the tea and muffins.
His keen eye still played with facility in its deep-sunk orbit; and fat, which levels all the characteristic saliences of the human face, had not yet touched either his high cheek-bones, the sign of cunning and cupidity, or his pointed chin, the sign of acuteness and perseverance.
It was indeed but a passing trance, that only made me feel with renewed acuteness so soon as, the unnatural stimulus ceasing to operate, I had returned to my old habits.
said the doctor, shaking his forefinger with great solemnity of manner, and tapping the bridge of his nose with it, to bespeak the exercise of that worthy's utmost acuteness.
While, in the pursuit of their daring plans of annoyance, the restless enterprise of the French even attempted the distant and difficult gorges of the Alleghany, it may easily be imagined that their proverbial acuteness would not overlook the natural advantages of the district we have just described.
But she said it with a hesitation that did not escape the acuteness of the child.
My dear Manette, it is the case of an old and a prolonged shock, of great acuteness and severity to the affections, the feelings, the--the--as you express it--the mind.
This school of Socialism dissected with great acuteness the contradictions in the conditions of modern production.
The obscurity augmented the acuteness of his hearing; at the slightest sound he rose and hastened to the door, convinced they were about to liberate him, but the sound died away, and Dantes sank again into his seat.
He estimates him fairly, indeed, and understands him well; but he unriddles his character rather by acuteness than by sympathy.
A kindergarten designed for 120 toddlers will remove the acuteness of the problem with providing places in preschool institutions.
But in contrast to the sensationalism of our ritualized news coverage, this is a ruminative novel whose accumulating emotional force depends on the acuteness of Block's patient character development and the unassuming grace of his prose.
The numerous crises--be it the Crimean crisis in Ukraine or Europe's refugee crisis--they have lost their initial acuteness.
He covers the Indo-European background, Balto-Slavic: the descriptive picture, the origin of acuteness, mobility and the left-marginal accent, mobility in nominal forms, and mobility if the verb.