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1. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] extremely sharp or intense.

Synonyms

  • sharp

Antonyms

  • undiscerning
  • indistinct

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Acute

  • disrepute
  • undilute
  • grassroot
  • dispute
  • compute
  • absolut
  • zoot-suit
  • repute
  • refute
  • recruit
  • permute
  • minute
  • impute
  • degroote
  • commute
  • uproot
  • stroot
  • salute
  • reroute
  • pursuit
  • pollute
  • macoute
  • hirsute
  • enroute
  • dilute
  • caillouet
  • cahouet
  • cahoot
  • beirut
  • bebout

How do you pronounce acute?

Pronounce acute as əˈkjut.

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Sentences with acute


1. Adjective
An acute inner ear infection will come on suddenly and may leave quickly.

Quotes about acute


1. I think we all suffer from acute blindness at times. Life is a constant journey of trying to open your eyes. I'm just beginning my journey, and my eyes aren't fully open yet.
- Olivia Thirlby

2. One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
- William Lyon Phelps

3. True, nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am, but why will say that I am mad?! The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.
- Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings

2. acute-angled_triangle

noun. a triangle whose interior angles are all acute.

Synonyms

  • trilateral
  • acute triangle
  • trigon

Antonyms

  • right triangle
  • unilateral
  • nonreciprocal

3. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course.

Antonyms

  • indiscriminate

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

4. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.

Synonyms

  • knifelike
  • penetrative
  • piercing
  • incisive
  • perceptive
  • keen
  • penetrating
  • sharp

Antonyms

  • bad
  • mild
  • dullness
  • stupid

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

5. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] of critical importance and consequence.

Antonyms

  • undiscriminating

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

6. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] ending in a sharp point.

Synonyms

  • needlelike
  • pointed
  • sharp

Antonyms

  • gradual
  • low
  • pleasant
  • forceless

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

7. acute

noun. ['əˈkjuːt'] a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.

Synonyms

  • accent
  • acute accent
  • ague

Antonyms

  • indirect
  • play up
  • foreground
  • wellness

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)
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