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acute



I - noun
a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Syn:
acute accent, ague
Hypernyms:
accent, accent mark

II - adjective
1. having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course (Freq. 2)
- acute appendicitis
- the acute phase of the illness
- acute patients
Ant:
chronic
Similar to:
subacute
Topics:
medicine, medical specialty
2. extremely sharp or intense (Freq. 2)
- acute pain
- felt acute annoyance
- intense itching and burning
Syn:
intense
Similar to:
sharp
3. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions (Freq. 1)
- an acute observer of politics and politicians
- incisive comments
- icy knifelike reasoning
- as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
- penetrating insight
- frequent penetrative observations
Syn:
discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating,
penetrative, piercing, sharp
Similar to:
perceptive
Derivationally related forms:
sharpness (for: sharp), penetrate (for: penetrative), keenness (for: keen), incisiveness (for: incisive), acuteness
4. of an angle;
less than 90 degrees
Ant:
obtuse
5. ending in a sharp point
Syn:
acuate, sharp, needlelike
Similar to:
pointed
Derivationally related forms:
sharp (for: sharp), sharpness (for: sharp), acuteness
6. of critical importance and consequence
- an acute (or critical) lack of research funds
Similar to:
critical

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