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1 acute

A mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.

synonyms: acute accent, ague.

Polish: akcent ostry, akcent silny, akut


1 acute

Having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course.

2 acute

Extremely sharp or severe:
— Acute pain.
— Felt acute annoyance.

synonym: intense.

3 acute

Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions:
— An acute observer of politics and politicians.

synonyms: discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp.

Roget 702: cunning, crafty, artful; skillful etc. 698; subtle, feline, vulpine; cunning as a fox, cunning as a serpent; deep, deep laid; profound; ... show more

Roget 830: causing pain, hurting etc. v.; hurtful etc. (bad) 649; painful; dolorific, dolorous; unpleasant; unpleasing, ... show more

Roget 821: feeling etc. v.; sentient; sensuous; sensorial, sensory; emotive, emotional; of feeling, with feeling etc. n.. warm, ... show more

Roget 498: intelligent [Applied to persons], quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp; quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, ... show more

Roget 410: creaking etc. v.; stridulous, harsh, coarse, hoarse, horrisonous, rough, gruff, grum, sepulchral, hollow.    sharp, ... show more

Roget 375: sensible, sensitive, sensuous; aesthetic, perceptive, sentient; conscious etc. (aware) 490.    acute, sharp, keen, ... show more

Roget 253: sharp, keen; acute; acicular, aciform; aculeated, acuminated; pointed; tapering; conical, pyramidal; mucronate, mucronated; ... show more

Roget 171: strong, energetic, forcible, active; intense, deep-dyed, severe, keen, vivid, sharp, acute, incisive, trenchant, ... show more

Roget 173: violent, vehement; warm; acute, sharp; rough, rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild; brusque, abrupt, ... show more

Polish: przenikliwy

4 acute

Of an angle; less than 90 degrees.

5 acute

Ending in a sharp point.

synonyms: acuate, needlelike, sharp.

Polish: iglasty

6 acute

Of critical importance and consequence.

Moby thesaurus: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, absorbing, acanthoid, acanthous, accurate, acicular, acrid, active, acuate, aculeate, aculeiform, acuminate, afflictive, aggravated, aggressive, agonizing, alert, animated, apperceptive ... show more.

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