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Synonyms for acuteəˈkyut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute accent, acute, ague(adj)

    a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

    Synonyms:
    chills and fever, ague, acute, acute accent

    Antonyms:
    dull, noncrucial, pointless, degenerative, unperceptive, obtuse, chronic, noncritical, unperceiving, unpointed

  2. acute(adj)

    having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, intense, sharp, needlelike, acuate, discriminating

    Antonyms:
    unperceiving, noncritical, noncrucial, obtuse, dull, unpointed, unperceptive, degenerative, chronic, pointless

  3. acute, intense(adj)

    extremely sharp or intense

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, vivid, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, intense, sharp, needlelike, acute, acuate, discriminating

    Antonyms:
    unperceptive, noncritical, obtuse, unpointed, pointless, chronic, unperceiving, degenerative, noncrucial, dull

  4. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp(adj)

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

    Synonyms:
    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, acute, piercing, penetrating, swell, cracking, crisp, stabbing, peachy

    Antonyms:
    noncritical, noncrucial, pointless, unperceptive, degenerative, unperceiving, obtuse, chronic, unpointed, dull

  5. acute(adj)

    of an angle; less than 90 degrees

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, intense, sharp, needlelike, acuate, discriminating

    Antonyms:
    noncrucial, chronic, unperceptive, unperceiving, unpointed, dull, obtuse, pointless, degenerative, noncritical

  6. acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike(adj)

    ending in a sharp point

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, sharp, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, intense, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    degenerative, unperceptive, obtuse, chronic, pointless, dull, unpointed, noncritical, noncrucial, unperceiving

  7. acute(adj)

    of critical importance and consequence

    Synonyms:
    keen, penetrating, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, intense, sharp, needlelike, acuate, discriminating

    Antonyms:
    obtuse, degenerative, noncrucial, dull, noncritical, pointless, unpointed, chronic, unperceptive, unperceiving

Wiktionary

  1. acute(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    obtuse

  2. acute(noun)

    Antonyms:
    chronic

  3. acute(adjective)

    Urgent.

    Synonyms:
    emergent, sudden, pressing, urgent

  4. acute(adjective)

    sensitive

    Synonyms:
    powerful, strong, intense, sharp, keen

    Antonyms:
    witless, slow, dull, obtuse

  5. acute(adjective)

    Short, quick.

    Synonyms:
    fast, rapid

    Antonyms:
    slow, leisurely

  6. acute(adjective)

    Of a triangle, having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.

    Synonyms:
    acute-angled

    Antonyms:
    obtuse-angled, obtuse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acute

    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.

    Synonyms:
    astute, clear-sighted, crafty, cunning, discerning, discriminating, keen, knowing, penetrating, penetrative, perspicacious, sagacious, sharp, shrewd, subtile, subtle

    Antonyms:
    blind, dull, idiotic, imbecile, shallow, short-sighted, stolid, stupid, undiscerning, unintelligent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharp, pointed, ACUMINATED, CUSPIDATED

  2. acute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. acute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    severe, violent, intense, poignant, exquisite, pungent

  4. acute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    high, shrill, high-toned

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

agudo, sharp, serious, severe, treble, acutely, aguda, pressing, grave, urgent, tweeter, short-lived, assets, keen, extreme

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ACUTE

    Synonyms:
    (1) Analysis of Coronary Ultrasound Thrombolysis Endpoints in Acute Myocardial Infarction,, (2) Assessment of Cardioversion Utilizing Transesophageal Echocardiography


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