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Synonyms for acute
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute accent, acute, ague(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    chills and fever, ague, acute accent

    Antonyms:
    dull, noncrucial, pointless, degenerative, unperceptive, obtuse, chronic, noncritical, unperceiving, unpointed

  2. acute(adj)

    having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course

    "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, intense, sharp, needlelike, acuate, discriminating

    Antonyms:
    unperceiving, noncritical, noncrucial, obtuse, dull, unpointed, unperceptive, degenerative, chronic, pointless

  3. acute, intense(adj)

    extremely sharp or intense

    "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, vivid, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, intense, sharp, needlelike, acuate, discriminating

    Antonyms:
    unperceptive, noncritical, obtuse, unpointed, pointless, chronic, unperceiving, degenerative, noncrucial, dull

  4. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp(adj)

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    intense, penetrative, discriminating, shrill, neat, sharp, shrewd, lancinating, nifty, sharp-worded, not bad(p), bang-up, astute, incisive, acuate, dandy, tart, smashing, cutting, bully, precipitous, needlelike, slap-up, abrupt, keen, lancinate, knifelike, corking, exquisite, groovy, great, piercing, penetrating, swell, cracking, crisp, stabbing, peachy

    Antonyms:
    noncritical, noncrucial, pointless, unperceptive, degenerative, unperceiving, obtuse, chronic, unpointed, dull

  5. acute(adj)

    of an angle; less than 90 degrees

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, intense, sharp, needlelike, acuate, discriminating

    Antonyms:
    noncrucial, chronic, unperceptive, unperceiving, unpointed, dull, obtuse, pointless, degenerative, noncritical

  6. acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike(adj)

    ending in a sharp point

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, sharp, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acuate, penetrating, piercing, intense, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    degenerative, unperceptive, obtuse, chronic, pointless, dull, unpointed, noncritical, noncrucial, unperceiving

  7. acute(adj)

    of critical importance and consequence

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

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, intense, sharp, needlelike, acuate, discriminating

    Antonyms:
    obtuse, degenerative, noncrucial, dull, noncritical, pointless, unpointed, chronic, unperceptive, unperceiving

Wiktionary

  1. acute(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    obtuse

  2. acute(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    chronic

  3. acute(adjective)

    Urgent.

    His need for medical attention was acute.

    Synonyms:
    emergent, sudden, pressing, urgent

  4. acute(adjective)

    sensitive

    Synonyms:
    powerful, strong, intense, sharp, keen

    Antonyms:
    witless, slow, dull, obtuse

  5. acute(adjective)

    Short, quick.

    It was an acute event.

    Synonyms:
    fast, rapid

    Antonyms:
    slow, leisurely

  6. acute(adjective)

    Of a triangle, having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.

    Synonyms:
    acute-angled

    Antonyms:
    obtuse-angled, obtuse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acute

    Acute, from the Latin, suggests the sharpness of the needle's point; keen, from the Saxon, the sharpness of the cutting edge. Astute, from the Latin, with the original sense of cunning has come to have a meaning that combines the sense of acute or keen with that of sagacious. The astute mind adds to acuteness and keenness an element of cunning or finesse. The astute debater leads his opponents into a snare by getting them to make admissions, or urge arguments, of which he sees a result that they do not perceive. The acute, keen intellect may take no special advantage of these qualities; the astute mind has always a point to make for itself, and seldom fails to make it. A knowing look, air, etc., in general indicates practical knowledge with a touch of shrewdness, and perhaps of cunning; in regard to some special matter, it indicates the possession of reserved knowledge which the person could impart if he chose. Knowing has often a slightly invidious sense. We speak of a knowing rascal, meaning cunning or shrewd within a narrow range, but of a knowing horse or dog, in the sense of sagacious, implying that he knows more than could be expected of such an animal. A knowing child has more knowledge than would be looked for at his years, perhaps more than is quite desirable, while to speak of a child as intelligent is altogether complimentary.

    Synonyms:
    astute, clear-sighted, crafty, cunning, discerning, discriminating, keen, knowing, penetrating, penetrative, perspicacious, sagacious, sharp, shrewd, subtile, subtle

    Antonyms:
    blind, dull, idiotic, imbecile, shallow, short-sighted, stolid, stupid, undiscerning, unintelligent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acute

    Synonyms:
    pointed, penetrating, sagacious, perspicacious, keen, astute, piercing, sharp, shrewd, keen-sighted, severe, distressing

    Antonyms:
    dull, blunt, obtuse, stupid, undiscerning, heavy, chronic, stolid

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharp, pointed, ACUMINATED, CUSPIDATED

  2. acute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    keen, shrewd, discerning, knowing, quick, sharp, smart, bright, sage, sapient, sagacious, intelligent, astute, ingenious, subtle, penetrating, piercing, clear-sighted, sharp-witted, long-headed, UP TO SNUFF

  3. acute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    severe, violent, intense, poignant, exquisite, pungent

  4. acute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    high, shrill, high-toned

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    agudo, sharp, serious, severe, treble, acutely, aguda, pressing, grave, urgent, tweeter, short-lived, assets, keen, extreme

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ACUTE

    Synonyms:
    (1) Analysis of Coronary Ultrasound Thrombolysis Endpoints in Acute Myocardial Infarction,, (2) Assessment of Cardioversion Utilizing Transesophageal Echocardiography

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How to use acute in a sentence?

  1. Northern Kentucky:

    Encouraging the spread of an acute infectious disease in a community demonstrates a callous disregard for the health and safety of friends, family, neighbors, and unsuspecting members of the general public, a person who has contracted chickenpox can be infectious for up to 2 days before experiencing the rash that is associated with the virus.

  2. Arthur Balfour:

    Biography should be written by an acute enemy.

  3. Manny Alvarez:

    I think it is quite clear that on the medical level… that this could endanger the newborn as well as the mother, if you look statistically, for example, at home births versus births that are done under clinical supervision, there’s a difference in outcomes, and if you’re not ready for an acute emergency during delivery [that] is when a baby can get damaged or a mother could get hurt.

  4. Toni Choueiri:

    I really worry about the next two to three months when we're open, when we're more safe, and a patient is saying,' Well my stage three kidney cancer that needs surgery or my acute leukemia that needs chemotherapy, I'm going to delay until next year,'.

  5. Rachel Erwin:

    We’ve taken the clinical part out of it, i think medicine can be useful if someone is in an acute state, and I think there’s a place for that. The problem is ultimately if you don’t get into those various things that have gotten stuck in someone, like a state of fear or anxiety or depression, and if you don’t get into that physiological part of a person and [you do] medicate it, you’re freezing the part of the person.


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