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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

Synonyms for acute

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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


ending in a sharp point

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of critical importance and consequence

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The acutest security challenge, in addition to beating back the internal insurgency, remains that of resolving the major sources of conflicts in Pakistan's surrounding region.
In "The Noble Rider and the Sound of Words" Stevens says: "The deepening need for words to express our thoughts and feelings which, we are sure, are all the truth that we shall ever experience, having no illusions, makes us listen to words when we hear them, loving them and feeling them, makes us search the sound of them, for a finality, a perfection, an unalterable vibration, which is only within the power of the acutest poet to give.
Iwelumo took his season's tally to 14 when Edwards threaded through a precision pass which the Scotsman took around defender Gary Naysmith and goalkeeper Paddy Kenny before cracking home from the acutest of angles.
In an earlier chapter, having had a brief moment of respite in which he smelled the hay, felt the warm sun, and kissed the earth, before he was jolted back to work by the Kapo, Levi notes: "Alas for the dreamer the moment of consciousness that accompanies the awakening is the acutest of sufferings.
I believe that the Journal, like the conference that generated it, should function as a meeting place for readers, writers, and scholars with a common interest in the fantastic, especially since many of the acutest comments on fantasy and science fiction have come from practitioners of the genres in question: Ursula K.
It is a speech that raises in its acutest form the question of truth: What place is there for truth in public life, and what should a politician do when comfortable falsehoods have settled down in government, and their uncomfortable negations seek forlornly for a voice?
The poet-hero exemplifies the divinity for which he quests, and at his acutest moment, which spasmodic texts replay again and again with a wonder nothing can apparently blunt, he becomes conscious of precisely this fact, which is his freedom and also his fate.
To say more than human things with human voice, That cannot be; to say human things with more Than human voice, that, also, cannot be; To speak humanly from the height or from the depth Of human things, that is acutest speech.
Conway fired home a fabulous 20-yard free-kick into the top left-hand corner in 11 minutes before Wilson glanced a superb headed second from the acutest of angles.
Cecil: No, Delaval; in my acutest moments of affliction, when scarcely mistress of my desperate thoughts, I have recollected that you were the father of my infant, and all my maledictions have been changed to fervent prayers for your repentance.
Clarkson coolly sidestepped Gallagher before turning the ball into the net from the acutest of angles.
the acutest pressure looking for any way at all out of an intolerable
He managed to tuck the ball away from the acutest of angles, but his commitment hurtled him into the wall.
The national identity crisis of Brazil prevents the compounding of efforts and resources that is necessary to solve its acutest problems.
He bended me turning his corner by means of my hurt hurting me more than I had ever been hurt in my life, and at the acutest point of this as he passed, I saw.