acute accent, acute, ague(adj)
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having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
"acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"
extremely sharp or intense
"acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
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"
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
of an angle; less than 90 degrees
acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike(adj)
ending in a sharp point
of critical importance and consequence
"an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
His need for medical attention was acute.
It was an acute event.
Of a triangle, having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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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
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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.
Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
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.
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,'.
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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- شديد, حادArabic
- остър, акутен, интензивенBulgarian
- agut, tancatCatalan, Valencian
- scharf, akutGerman
- agudo, perspicaz, grave, sagazSpanish
- äge, lihtrõhkEstonian
- akuutti, terävä, kiireinen, tarkkaFinnish
- aigu, aiguëFrench
- 急性, せつじつJapanese
- akut, tirus, tajam, mendadakMalay
- dringend, acuut, met, accent aigu, kort, scherp, gevoeligDutch
- zhítsʼóózNavajo, Navaho
- agudo, urgentePortuguese
- ascuțit, acutRomanian
- о́стрый, то́нкий, неотло́жный, сро́чныйRussian
- spetsig, skarp, akutSwedish
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