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acuity Line breaks: acu¦ity
Pronunciation: /əˈkjuːɪti/

Definition of acuity in English:


[mass noun]
Sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing: intellectual acuity visual acuity
More example sentences
  • We must engage visual, hearing and speaking acuity.
  • Nothing is more important to the development of acuity in visual thought than drawing.
  • Here though, I'm uncertain whether Boshoff's chosen subject matter is able to carry both his intellectual acuity and visual dexterity.


Late Middle English: from Old French acuite or medieval Latin acuitas, from Latin acuere 'sharpen' (see acute).

Words that rhyme with acuity

ambiguity, annuity, assiduity, congruity, contiguity, continuity, exiguity, fatuity, fortuity, gratuity, ingenuity, perpetuity, perspicuity, promiscuity, suety, superfluity, tenuity, vacuity

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