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Synonyms for acute
əˈkyutacute

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  1. acuteadjective

    Synonyms:
    obtuse

  2. acuteadjective

    Antonyms:
    chronic

  3. acuteadjective

    To give an acute sound to.

    He acutes his rising inflection too much.

    Synonyms:
    urgent, pressing, sudden, emergent

  4. acuteadjective

    sensitive

    Synonyms:
    powerful, strong, intense, sharp, keen

    Antonyms:
    obtuse, witless, slow, dull

  5. acuteadjective

    Short, quick.

    It was an acute event.

    Synonyms:
    fast, rapid

    Antonyms:
    slow, leisurely

  6. acuteadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute accent, acute, agueadjective

    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. acuteadjective

    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, intenseadjective

    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, sharpadjective

    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. acuteadjective

    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, needlelikeadjective

    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. acuteadjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acuteadjective

    Synonyms:
    sharp, pointed, ACUMINATED, CUSPIDATED

  2. acuteadjective

    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. acuteadjective

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

  4. acuteadjective

    Synonyms:
    high, shrill, high-toned

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. Pat Toomey:

    We've got very acute problems within certain employment groups, right? People who work for restaurants and hotels and travel and entertainment -- devastated, but we do not have a global macroeconomic depression underway at all. So it makes no sense to be sending this out to everybody who has a pulse.

  2. Giuseppe Lippi:

    Heavy alcohol consumption must always be avoided, not only for the risk of cardiovascular disease, but also because it causes acute injury to the liver and to the central nervous system, moreover, especially with binge drinking, the risk of car accidents increases by many folds.

  3. Farid Ahmed:

    There's not a lot of lead around. We could see some fireworks in the next several months, there could be an acute squeeze.

  4. Molly Fox:

    Because breastfeeding has also been found to help regulate stress, promote infant bonding and lower the risk of post-partum depression, which suggest acute neurocognitive benefits for the mother, we suspected that it could also be associated with long-term superior cognitive performance for the mother as well.

  5. Nancy Gin:

    As we face the real possibility of running out of the drug for everybody if we dont take steps to mitigate the shortage, Kaiser Permanente, like other health care organizations across the country, has had to take steps to control the outflow of the medication to ensure access to severely sick patients, including both COVID-19 and those with acute lupus.


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