- (of an angle) less than 90°.
- (of a triangle) containing only acute angles.
SYNONYMS FOR acute
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Origin of acute
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OTHER WORDS FROM acute
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH acuteacute , chronic
Example sentences from the Web for acute
Research has shown that antiviral medications administered shortly after the onset of symptoms were found to be effective against acute viral infections such as flu.
If you’re rehabbing an acute injury, check in with a physical therapist before beginning this routine.
Candia said the older brother was suffering from acute heat stroke after spending two hours in the car’s trunk.Texas activists rally behind human trafficking victims|Michael K. Lavers|November 18, 2020|Washington Blade
Both parties united to stop Metzger from winning in November, with the national Democratic chair calling his primary victory “an acute embarrassment.”Politics Report: Gloria Goes Business With New Team|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|November 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The act of foraging, a completely unchanged activity in a pandemic, possesses the acute ability to make me forget about the state of things entirely.
His perception was still exceptionally alert, its acuteness left over, apparently, from the earlier days of pain and jealousy.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
But I have enough mental acuteness to see that the religion of Jeremy Taylor was cowardly, and gloomy, and untrue.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Among the former are acuteness and quickness of vision, the power of grasping complex subjects, and a good memory.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
Her loss of sight had been more than compensated by an extraordinary acuteness of mental vision.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
That is the way of female intellects when they are good; nothing equals their acuteness, and their rapidity is almost excessive.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. I. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for acute
- (of an angle) less than 90°
- (of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
- arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
- of relatively short durationCompare chronic (def. 2)
- (of a vowel or syllable in some languages with a pitch accent, such as ancient Greek) spoken or sung on a higher musical pitch relative to neighbouring syllables or vowels
- of or relating to an accent (´) placed over vowels, denoting that the vowel is pronounced with higher musical pitch (as in ancient Greek), with a certain special quality (as in French), etcCompare (for senses 8a, 8b): grave, circumflex