Meaning of ACUTE in English


vt to give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much.

2. acute ·adj high, or shrill, in respect to some other sound;

— opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent.

3. acute ·adj sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed;

— opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf.

4. acute ·adj attended with symptoms of some degree of severity, and coming speedily to a crisis;

— opposed to chronic; as, an acute disease.

5. acute ·adj having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd;

— opposed to dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks, or reasoning.

6. acute ·adj 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.

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