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acūtus adj. with comp. and sup.

P. of acuo, sharpened, pointed, sharp, cutting: sudes, Cs.: ferrum, H.: aures, pointed, H.: acuta leto Saxa (i. e. ad letum dandum), H.—Fig., to the senses, sharp, pungent, shrill: sonus acutissimus, highest treble: aera, shrill, H.: stridor, H.: sol, oppressive, H.: morbus, violent, H.Subst: acuta belli, violent calamities, H.Adv: resonare acutum, shrilly, H. —Of the senses, keen, sharp: oculi: nares, i. e. rigid censoriousness, H.—Of the mind, keen, acute, discerning, penetrating, intelligent, sagacious, cunning: si qui acutiores in contione steterunt: hominum genus: studia, i. e. requiring a keen mind: homo ad fraudem, N.Adv: acutum cernis, keenly, H.

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