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Synonyms for acute

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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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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 median score (20 > 19) showed a scarce risk for the team to face acute stress reactions. Nevertheless, the results of the following tests showed a descending trend in their symptoms.
These acute load reactions, often also described as acute stress reactions, are unavoidable yet reversible; namely, the psychological and physiological systems will return to their initial state when confrontation with straining work conditions is over.
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