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acute
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
sharp (highly perceptive in some area or mentally sharp)
  • In some ways she was far more acute than Winston, and far less susceptible to Party propaganda.
    p. 153.4
acute = intelligent (sharp or perceptive)
  • As soon as this was touched upon in any way she was capable of great acuteness.
    p. 132.9
acuteness = intelligence (sharpness or high perceptiveness)

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
There are no more uses of "acute" in 1984 by Orwell.

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