HyperDic: acute

English > 7 senses of the word acute:
ADJECTIVEallacutehaving or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
allacute, intenseextremely sharp or intense
allacute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharphaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
allacuteof an angle
allacute, acuate, sharp, needlelikeending in a sharp point
allacuteof critical importance and consequence
NOUNcommunicationacute, acute accent, aguea mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
acute > pronunciation
Soundsahkyuw't
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > acute: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course.
Examples
  • "acute appendicitis"
  • "the acute phase of the illness"
  • "acute patients"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Narrowersubacuteless than acute
Oppositechroniclong-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
Spanishagudo, severo
Catalanagut, sever
Adverbsacutelyhaving a rapid onset
English > acute: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExtremely sharp or intense.
Examples
  • "acute pain"
  • "felt acute annoyance"
Synonymintense
Broadersharpkeenly and painfully felt
Spanishagudo, intenso
Catalanagut, intens
English > acute: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.
Example"an acute observer of politics and politicians"
Synonymsdiscriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp
BroaderperceptiveHaving the ability to perceive or understand
Spanishafilado, agudo, fino, incisivo, mordaz, penetrante, punzante
Catalanafilat, agut, fi, incisiu, penetrant
Nounsacutenessa quick and penetrating intelligence
Adverbsacutelyin a keen and discriminating manner
English > acute: 7 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf an angle; less than 90 degrees.
OppositeobtuseOf an angle
Spanishagudo
Catalanagut
English > acute: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningending in a sharp point.
Synonymsacuate, sharp, needlelike
BroaderpointedHaving a point
Spanishacicular, afilado, agudo, puntiagudo
Catalanafilat, agut, punxegut
Nounsacutenessthe quality of having a sharp / sharp edge or point
Adverbsacutelychanging suddenly in direction and degree
English > acute: 7 senses > adjective 6
MeaningOf critical importance and consequence.
Example"an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
BroadercriticalIn or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
English > acute: 7 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.
Synonymsacute accent, ague
Broaderaccent, accent markA diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Spanishacento agudo, acento cerrado
Catalanaccent agut, accent tancat, agut

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