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Definition 1: a mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for acute in the sense of this definition

(acute is a kind of ...) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Definition 2: having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where acute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • acute appendicitis
  • the acute phase of the illness
  • acute patients

(acute is similar to ...) less than acute; relating to a disease present in a person with no symptoms of it

(acute belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 3: of an angle; less than 90 degrees - [adjective denoting all]

Definition 4: of critical importance and consequence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where acute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an acute (or critical) lack of research funds

(acute is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 5: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where acute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for acute in the sense of this definition

(acute is similar to ...) having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

"a perceptive eye" "a perceptive observation"

Definition 6: ending in a sharp point - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for acute in the sense of this definition

(acute is similar to ...) having a point

Definition 7: extremely sharp or severe - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where acute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • acute pain
  • felt acute annoyance
  • intense itching and burning

Synonyms for acute in the sense of this definition

(acute is similar to ...) keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

"a sharp pain" "sharp winds"

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