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Another word for acute

ADJ

  1. Having an end that tapers to a point

    See also:

    sharp

  2. Possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity

    See also:

    sharp

    careful

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

    See also:

    safety

  4. Marked by severity or intensity

    See also:

    big

  5. Elevated in pitch

    See also:

    sounds

    high

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