Acute

All possible synonyms of the word Acute as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Acute

Definition

  • of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"

Synonyms

  • acute

Similar to

  • critical: being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage"

Acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike

Definition

  • ending in a sharp point

Synonyms

  • acuate
  • acute
  • sharp
  • needlelike

Similar to

  • pointed: having a point

Acute

Definition

  • of an angle; less than 90 degrees

Synonyms

  • acute

Acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • acute
  • discriminating
  • incisive
  • keen
  • knifelike
  • penetrating
  • penetrative
  • piercing
  • sharp

Similar to

  • perceptive: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"

Acute, intense

Definition

  • extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"

Synonyms

  • acute
  • intense

Similar to

  • sharp: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"

Acute

Definition

  • having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"

Synonyms

  • acute

Topic domains

  • medicine, medical specialty: the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Similar to

  • subacute: less than acute; relating to a disease present in a person with no symptoms of it

Acute accent, acute, ague

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • acute accent
  • acute
  • ague

Hypernyms

  • accent, accent mark: a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

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