Definition of acuity:
perceptiveness, keenness, distinctness, judgment, edge, sensitiveness, avidity, sharpness, delicacy, wisdom, alertness, raciness, avidness, bite, reason, common sense, perceptivity, vision, acuteness, brilliance, pungency, clarity, sensitivity, asperity, on the qui vive, eagerness, intellect, intelligence, visual acuity, sharp-sightedness, intuition.
- "Là-bas", J. K. Huysmans.
It was as if he might have liked so to see his fellow- humans, fellow- diners, fellow- celebrities or whatever, in that acuity of individual salience, in order to proceed thence to some enormous final doubt or dry renouncement- instead of concluding, on the contrary, and on the same free and familiar note, to the eminently " worth while" character of life, or its susceptibility to vast and happy conversions.- "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.
- "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker.