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noun as in intensity

noun as in shrewdness

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Example Sentences

Research has shown that antiviral medications administered shortly after the onset of symptoms were found to be effective against acute viral infections such as flu.

From Ozy

If you’re rehabbing an acute injury, check in with a physical therapist before beginning this routine.

Candia said the older brother was suffering from acute heat stroke after spending two hours in the car’s trunk.

Both parties united to stop Metzger from winning in November, with the national Democratic chair calling his primary victory “an acute embarrassment.”

The act of foraging, a completely unchanged activity in a pandemic, possesses the acute ability to make me forget about the state of things entirely.

From Eater

His perception was still exceptionally alert, its acuteness left over, apparently, from the earlier days of pain and jealousy.

But I have enough mental acuteness to see that the religion of Jeremy Taylor was cowardly, and gloomy, and untrue.

Among the former are acuteness and quickness of vision, the power of grasping complex subjects, and a good memory.

Her loss of sight had been more than compensated by an extraordinary acuteness of mental vision.

That is the way of female intellects when they are good; nothing equals their acuteness, and their rapidity is almost excessive.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acuteness, such as: fierceness, forcefulness, and severity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.