ETYM Latin acutus, p. p. of acuere to sharpen, from a root ak to be sharp. Related to Ague, Cute, Edge.
1. Extremely sharp or intense; SYN. intense.
2. (Medicine) Having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course.
3. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
4. Of an angle; less than 90 degrees
5. Of critical importance and consequence
6. In medicine, term used to describe a disease of sudden and severe onset which resolves quickly; for example, pneumonia and meningitis. In contrast, a chronic condition develops and remains over a long period.
ETYM Cf. French appréhensif. Related to Apprehend.
1. In fear or dread of possible evil or harm.
2. Quick to understand; SYN. discerning.
ETYM Latin astutus, from astus craft, cunning; perh. cognate with Eng. acute.
Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; SYN. sharp, shrewd.
Acutely perceptive and shrewd.
Sinonimi: precognitive | second-sighted
ETYM French, from clair clear + voyant, p. pr. of voir to see. Related to Clear, and Vision.
1. Foreseeing the future; SYN. precognitive, second-sighted.
2. Perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses.
Having sharp clear vision. clear sighted, clearsighted
1. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; SYN. fine.
2. Having or revealing keen insight and good judgment.
3. Unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; SYN. discreet.
ETYM Cf. French distinctif.
Of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; SYN. typical.
ETYM Latin observans, -anits, p. pr. of observare: cf. French observant. Related to Observe.
1. Paying close attention especially to details.
2. Quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception; SYN. observing.
Of observation; supervisory; of awareness
1. Having the power to enter, pierce, or pervade
2. Acute; discerning; sagacious; quick to discover
ETYM Cf. French pénétratif.
Tending to penetrate.
ETYM Latin perspicax, -acis, from perspicere to look through: cf. French perspicace. Related to Perspective.
Acutely insightful and wise; SYN. sagacious, sapient.
Astute; perceptive; clear-sighted; having discernment.
ETYM French, p. pr. of poindre to sting, from Latin pungere to prick, sting. Related to Pungent.
Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings.
ETYM Latin sagax, sagacis, akin to sagire to perceive quickly or keenly, and probably to Eng. seek. Related to Seek, Presage.
Skillful in statecraft or management.
Experienced, knowledgeable (Slang)
1. Artful; wily; cunning; arch.
2. Able or clever in practical affairs; sharp in business; astute; sharp-witted; sagacious; keen