What does the word acute mean?

Usage examples for acute

  1. For I seek in preference those who are more clever and acute, because they are able to comprehend the meaning of the hard sayings." – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant
  2. And just because you love it will bring you acute pain. – Men, Women, and God by A. Herbert Gray
  3. This acute distress presently gave way to a dull pain, a sinking at the heart. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing