Adjective "Acute" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Acute


    Definition:

    1. sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute sorrow; an acute pain.

    2. extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: an acute shortage of oil.

    3. (of disease) brief and severe (opposed to chronic).

    4. sharp or penetrating in intellect, insight, or perception: an acute observer.

    5. extremely sensitive even to slight details or impressions: acute eyesight.

    6. sharp at the end; ending in a point.

    7. Geometry. (of an angle) less than 90°. (of a triangle) containing only

    Examples:

    "problems can be acute in places."

    "anxieties can be acute in places."

    "problems can be acute in countries."

    "problems can be acute in areas."

    "tensions can be acute in wars."

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