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Acute

A`cute´
a.1.Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; - opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf.
2.Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; - opposed to dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning.
3.Having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible to slight impressions; acting keenly on the senses; sharp; keen; intense; as, a man of acute eyesight, hearing, or feeling; acute pain or pleasure.
4.High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; - opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent.
5.(Med.) Attended with symptoms of some degree of severity, and coming speedily to a crisis; - opposed to chronic; as, an acute disease.
Acute angle
(Geom.) an angle less than a right angle.
v. t.1.To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much.
Noun1.acute - a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Synonyms: acute accent, ague
Adj.1.acute - having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"
Antonyms:
chronic - being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"
2.acute - extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
Synonyms: intense
3.acute - 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"
4.acute - of an angle; less than 90 degrees
Antonyms:
obtuse - of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
5.acute - ending in a sharp point
Synonyms: acuate, needlelike, sharp
6.acute - of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
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describes something that happens suddenly and for a short time. Opposite of chronic.

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