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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
acute accent, acute, agueadjective
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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, 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"
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, needlelikeadjective
ending in a sharp point
of critical importance and consequence
"an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
Dictionary of English Synonymes
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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The situation of people suffering an acute cardiac event is different from that of people undergoing surgery : surgery is usually planned so the patient can prepare for it, whereas cardiac events often come out of the blue, but in both cases, a positive orientation is an asset.
The continuous pressure from shale gas in the United States, stronger climate policies, and especially, the overcapacity and slowdown in China all contribute to the oversupply. This glut will be even more acute if a peak coal demand in China becomes real.
We know very little about the acute and long-term effects of high-potency THC on neurobiology and behavior, this is especially concerning for teens, who are in a critical time for development of brain structures that are integral in executive functioning.
There are quite a few cases where patients are unable to get a hold of drugs, so one issue is how to maintain treatment for those with chronic illness. Another is acute illness, as heatstroke is on the rise.
Mostly between childhood and elderly time, people have not the proper way to masticate their food and balance all the factors of life's activities. Consequently, they become the victim of that, suffering from various acute diseases; thus, balance matters.
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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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