Definitions of acute
a. - Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; -- opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf. 2
a. - Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; -- opposed to dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning. 2
a. - Having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible to slight impressions; acting keenly on the senses; sharp; keen; intense; as, a man of acute eyesight, hearing, or feeling; acute pain or pleasure. 2
a. - High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; -- opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent. 2
a. - Attended with symptoms of some degree of severity, and coming speedily to a crisis; -- opposed to chronic; as, an acute disease. 2
v. t. - To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much. 2
The word "acute" uses 5 letters: A C E T U.
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