acute accent, acute, ague(adj)
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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, sharp(adj)
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, acute, piercing, penetrating, swell, cracking, crisp, stabbing, peachy
of an angle; less than 90 degrees
acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike(adj)
ending in a sharp point
abrupt, shrill, astute, sharp, incisive, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, intense, penetrative
of critical importance and consequence
"an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
acute(adjective)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.
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
List of paraphrases:
(1) Analysis of Coronary Ultrasound Thrombolysis Endpoints in Acute Myocardial Infarction,, (2) Assessment of Cardioversion Utilizing Transesophageal Echocardiography
Translations for acute
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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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