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Related / Similar Words: acute accent, ague, intense, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp, acuate, needlelike

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds";
  • extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning";
  • 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 pene;
  • ending in a sharp point;
  • of an angle; less than 90 degrees;

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