Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Keenly discerning or sensitive.

Part of speech: adjective

Intense; violent.

Part of speech: adjective

Sharp at the end; sharp- pointed.

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Usage examples "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", Annie Besant.
  2. And just because you love it will bring you acute pain. - "Men, Women, and God", A. Herbert Gray.
  3. This acute distress presently gave way to a dull pain, a sinking at the heart. - "The Crown of Life", George Gissing.