quickness of perception

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  • Quickness — Quick ness, n. 1. The condition or quality of being quick or living; life. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Touch it with thy celestial quickness. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion; speed; celerity; as, quickness …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acumen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. discernment, shrewdness, penetration; intelligence.Ant., dullness, obtuseness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. keenness, insight, penetration, perspicacity, percipience, discernment, sharpness, acuteness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • wit — n 1 intelligence, brain, *mind, intellect, soul, psyche Analogous words: *reason, understanding, intuition: comprehension, apprehension (see under APPREHEND): sagaciousness or sagacity, perspicaciousness or perspicacity (see corresponding… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Acumen — A*cu men, n. [L. acumen, fr. acuere to sharpen. Cf. {Acute}.] Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination. Selden. [1913 Webster] Syn: Sharpness; sagacity; keenness; shrewdness; acuteness. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gleg — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse glǫggr clear sighted Date: 14th century Scottish marked by quickness of perception or movement …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Adolf Jellinek — (Hebrew: אהרן ילינק‎ Aharon Jelinek, June 26, 1821, Drslavice, nearby Uherské Hradiště, Moravia (now Czech Republic) December 28, 1893, Vienna) was an Austrian rabbi and scholar. After filling clerical posts in Leipzig (1845–1856), he became a …   Wikipedia

  • Prosper Guéranger — Dom Prosper Louis Pascal Guéranger (4 April 1805, Sablé sur Sarthe, France – 30 January 1875, Solesmes, France) was a Benedictine priest, abbot of Solesmes Abbey (which he founded in the disused priory of Solesmes) and founder of the French… …   Wikipedia

  • Prosper Louis Pascal Gueranger —     Prosper Louis Pascal Guéranger     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Prosper Louis Pascal Guéranger     Benedictine and polygraph; b. 4 April, 1805, at Sablé sur Sarthe; d. at Solesmes, 30 January, 1875.     Ordained a priest 7 October, 1827, he was… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • acumen — noun /ˈæk.jə.mən,ə.kjuˈmən/ quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination No, no, my dear Watson! With all respect for your natural acumen, I do not think that you are quite a match for the worthy …   Wiktionary

  • KNOX, Sir Adrian (1863-1932) — chief justice of the high court of Australia was born at Sydney on 27 November 1863. His father, Sir Edward Knox (1820 1901), was born in Denmark of English parents in 1820. Coming to Australia in 1840 he was appointed manager of the Australasian …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

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