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Synonyms for acute

Synonyms for acute

possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity

so serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis

marked by severity or intensity

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having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course

extremely sharp or intense

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having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

of an angle

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ending in a sharp point

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of critical importance and consequence

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References in classic literature ?
Her feelings are tolerably acute, and she is so charmingly artless in their display as to afford the most reasonable hope of her being ridiculous, and despised by every man who sees her.
The city forms an immense triangle marked out upon a vast plain of white sand, its acute angle directed toward the north and piercing a corner of the desert.
His enthusiasm was sincere and his criticism acute.
At night, one could distinguish nothing of all that mass of buildings, except the black indentation of the roofs, unrolling their chain of acute angles round the place; for one of the radical differences between the cities of that time, and the cities of the present day, lay in the façades which looked upon the places and streets, and which were then gables.
Pierre longer suffered moments of despair, hypochondria, and disgust with life, but the malady that had formerly found expression in such acute attacks was driven inwards and never left him for a moment.
Hilbery was mounting the steps, and Ralph was left in too acute an irritation by this further delay even to speculate what errand took her now to the Board of Education.
People say what they like to say, not what they have chapter and verse for," said Mr Brooke, becoming acute about the truths that lay on the side of his own wishes.
Moralists will be glad to hear that I really suffered acute mental misery at this time of my life.
Perhaps if I had had a helpful woman at my elbow, a dear, flattering acute, devoted woman .