Meaning of 'acute'

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Meaning of ‘acute’

7 definitions found.



having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course

Example: "acute appendicitis"


of critical importance and consequence

Example: "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"


extremely sharp or intense

Example: "acute pain"

Synonyms: intense


having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Example: "an acute observer of politics and politicians"

Synonyms: sharp


ending in a sharp point

Synonyms: sharp


of an angle

Synonyms: obtuse


a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

Synonyms: acute accent ague

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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