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1. acuity

noun. ['əˈkjuːəti'] a quick and penetrating intelligence.

Synonyms

  • intelligence
  • acuteness
  • steel trap
  • keenness

Antonyms

  • uncreativeness
  • inattentiveness
  • indistinctness
  • opacity

Etymology

  • acuité (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • acuitas (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Acuity

  • promiscuity
  • continuity
  • ambiguity
  • ingenuity
  • congruity
  • annuity

Example sentences of the word acuity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Going for daily color walks can help improve your visual acuity.

Quotes containing the word acuity


1. Mental acuity of any kind comes from solving problems yourself, not from being told how to solve them.
- Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

2. acuity

noun. ['əˈkjuːəti'] sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart).

Synonyms

  • 20/20
  • vision
  • visual acuity
  • visual sense
  • oxyopia
  • visual modality
  • sharp-sightedness
  • twenty-twenty

Antonyms

  • dull
  • dullness
  • obtuseness
  • good nature

Etymology

  • acuité (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • acuitas (Latin)
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