Acute synonyms

ə-kyo͝ot'
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Arousing terror or causing extreme distress; dreadful; terrible
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(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
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Insistent; importunate
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Suffering or driven by great need or distress:
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Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful:
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Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.
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Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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Acutely sensitive:
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Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
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Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions or judgments:
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Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
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Marked by discernment and understanding; sensitive.
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Being essential or decisive for determining the outcome or future of something; extremely important.
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Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer
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Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful
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The definition of intense is to a high degree, or a strong emotion.
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Requiring care and labor; difficult or irksome:
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Careful and shrewd, especially where one's own interests are concerned.
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Relating to criticism or careful analysis, such as literary or film criticism.
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Having or showing good judgment or understanding; astute
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Requiring immediate action; pressing:
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Being in or attaining the greatest or highest degree; very intense:
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Close at hand; near:
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The definition of incisive is someone or something accurate, clear thinking or well focused.
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Marked by or exhibiting originality or inventiveness:
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The definition of intuitive is something done with from instinct, or something that is easy-to-use.
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Crucial
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Able or seeming to pierce, as:
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Describing a dive in which the knees are kept straight, but the body is bent at a right-angle at the hips
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Sharp or pungent to the smell.
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Sharp; cutting:
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Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
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(Archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
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High-pitched and piercing.
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Delicately skillful or clever; deft or ingenious
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Keen; penetrating; incisive
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The definition of trying is defined as an irritating person or thing.
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Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
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Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.
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Shrewdness, quickness of mind
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Danger is defined as a possibility that something harmful or unpleasant will happen, or a person or thing that causes harm.
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The demands or requirements of a situation (usually plural.)
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An extreme or severe measure:
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The quality or condition of being urgent; pressing importance:
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(Obsolete) To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
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To sharpen or taper.
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(Biology) Terminating in a mucro (an abruptly tapering point or a sharp spine) such as at the end of a leaf.
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The definition of obtuse is something that isn’t sharp.
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Allowing movement or action only at a low speed:
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The definition of stupid is a person with less than normal intelligence or a boring situation.
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Of a person, slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.
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Lacking perception; not perceptive.
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Indifferent or inattentive:
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Cloudy or overcast:
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Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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very important
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Having sharp points like needles.
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Having marks like scratches made by a needle
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Alternative form of aciculate.
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Having a cusp.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Having a cusp or cusps
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Alternative form of cuspidate.
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Having many points
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Of something that investigates or explores deeply.
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Pertaining to any of several supposedly critical years of a person's life. [from 17th c.]
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(Of pain or hunger) severe or intense
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Characterized by a sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.
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Marked by severity or intensity
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(Of pain) sharp, intense
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Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second:
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Lofty; exalted
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Characterized by the music of the “peaceful” pipe rather than of the “warlike” drums, trumpets, etc.; hence, peaceful or tranquil
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Inclined to shriek, or characterised by shrieks.
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Elevated in pitch
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(Music) Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
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Accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking
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Giving safety; reducing danger or harm
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Of great significance; momentous:
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Elevated in pitch
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(Informal) Very bad, awful.
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Resembling a needle in shape
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That a vowel is long, as in Czech dobrá.
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(Pathology) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.
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(Literary) Sharp, perceptive, shrewd.
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(Archaic) Cuckolded
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Having a cusp; pointed.
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Carefully worked out and kept secret
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Having or full of forethought; provident; proactive; visionary.
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(Anthropology) Dolichocephalic.
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(Of a sound) very high-pitched.
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Characterised by peaks.
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Furnished with tines.
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(Archaic) Not abated or diminished
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Having a sharp point
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Having spikes.
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Marked by promptness and decision.
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Meant in earnestness; not said or done in play
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(--- Theol.) So evil as to cause spiritual death; mortal
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The definition of dangerous is something that is potentially harmful, damaging or likely to cause an accident or injury.
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The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.
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Used or done on a living cell or tissue:
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The quality, state, or degree of being of the highest importance:
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Synonym Study

  • Crucial comes into contrast with critical where a trial determining a course of action rather than a decisive turning point is involved a crucial debate on foreign policy See also syn. study at sharp.
  • a critical point in the negotiations
  • Critical is applied to a crisis or a turning point that will decisively determine an outcome the situation was critical
  • Acute suggests severe intensification of a condition that is sharply approaching a climax an acute shortage of workers
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