Synonyms for acute

Synonyms for (noun) acute

Synonyms: acute, acute accent, ague

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

Similar words: accent, accent mark

Definition: a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Synonyms for (adj) acute

Synonyms: acute

Definition: having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course

Usage: acute appendicitis; the acute phase of the illness; acute patients

Similar words: subacute

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

Synonyms: acute

Definition: of critical importance and consequence

Usage: an acute (or critical) lack of research funds

Similar words: critical

Definition: being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

Usage: a critical shortage of food; a critical illness; an illness at the critical stage

Synonyms: acute, intense

Definition: extremely sharp or intense

Usage: acute pain; felt acute annoyance; intense itching and burning

Similar words: sharp

Definition: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

Usage: a sharp pain; sharp winds

Synonyms: penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike, sharp

Definition: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Usage: 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

Similar words: perceptive

Definition: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

Usage: a perceptive eye; a perceptive observation

Synonyms: sharp, needlelike, acuate, acute

Definition: ending in a sharp point

Similar words: pointed

Definition: having a point

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