Acute (adjective)

  1. Having a sharp point or tip.
  2. Having a sudden and severe onset.
  3. Having a high degree of intensity.
  4. Having a keenness of perception or insight.


From latin acutus "sharp, pointed".


  1. The acute angle was measured.
  2. He has an acute case of the flu.
  3. The acute pain in his chest was caused by a heart attack.
  4. She has an acute sense of smell.
  5. His acute business sense made him successful.
Some random words: bother, exacerbate, carom