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Another word for acute

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Adjective
  1. Possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity

  2. So serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis

    See also:

    safety

  3. Marked by severity or intensity

    See also:

    big

Another word for acute

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