Synonyms for acute
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To give an acute sound to.
He acutes his rising inflection too much.
It was an acute event.
Of a triangle, having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.
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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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acute accent, acute, agueadjective
a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
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"
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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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This single incident would be reflective of acute toxicity. Pesticides play a role in acute and chronic health problems depending on the level of exposure, if you can measure residue in this kid's brain, then she was probably exposed to a very significant level of pesticide.
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt.
Suffering is none the less acute and much more lasting when it is put into words.
Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga -- stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.
Early on in the pandemic, the hospital was pretty empty. There weren't a lot of traumas, other acute injuries or medical concerns. Unfortunately, with the pandemic -- and this is true for both pediatric patients and adults -- a lot of people kind of deferred or waited to get medical care for different concerns because of fear of the pandemic, now, we're seeing the after-effects, where we have a lot of patients admitted right now for a lot of other acute medical concerns and a lot of kids admitted with Covid on top of that. So there are just a lot of patients in the hospital.
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- حاد, شديدArabic
- остър, акутен, интензивенBulgarian
- agut, tancatCatalan, Valencian
- scharf, akutGerman
- grave, agudo, sagaz, perspicazSpanish
- äge, lihtrõhkEstonian
- terävä, kiireinen, akuutti, tarkkaFinnish
- aigu, aiguëFrench
- 急性, せつじつJapanese
- tirus, akut, tajam, mendadakMalay
- dringend, met, acuut, accent aigu, gevoelig, kort, scherpDutch
- zhítsʼóózNavajo, Navaho
- agudo, urgentePortuguese
- ascuțit, acutRomanian
- о́стрый, то́нкий, неотло́жный, сро́чныйRussian
- akut, spetsig, skarpSwedish
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