Synonyms for acute

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-kyoot
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkyut

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Définition of acute

Origin :
  • late 14c., originally of fevers and diseases, "coming and going quickly" (opposed to a chronic), from Latin acutus "sharp, pointed," figuratively "shrill, penetrating; intelligent, cunning," past participle of acuere "sharpen" (see acuity). Meaning "sharp, irritating" is from early 15c. Meaning "intense" is from 1727. Related: Acutely; acuteness.
  • adj deeply perceptive
  • adj very important
  • adj severe, intense
  • adj having a sharp end or point
Example sentences :
  • His sufferings were so acute that a minute examination of his injuries could not be made.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • With acute precipitancy he was separated from the currency that had come to him.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • She had been ill with acute rheumatism in all her limbs for the last thirteen months.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • For a moment an acute chill of horror rooted Pierre to the spot.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • At the bottom of the falls the river turns an acute angle and flows to the west.
  • Extract from : « One Day's Courtship » by Robert Barr
  • It is self-love inflamed to the acute point; conceit, with a hair-trigger.
  • Extract from : « Pax Vobiscum » by Henry Drummond
  • To my acute distress he here thumbed me in the ribs and laughed again.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • His sense of proportion was far too acute to permit so grievous an error.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • That the Baroness was a woman of acute feeling, Vivian could not doubt.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • And again that evening she came into acute antagonism with her friend.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens

Antonyms for acute

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