Acute


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describes a condition or illness that begins suddenly and is usually short-lasting

Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
acute (adjective)
1.
able to sense slight impressions or differences
SYNONYMS:
delicate, fine, keen, perceptive, quick, sensitive, sharp
RELATED WORDS:
accurate, clear, discerning, good, piercing, precise, receptive, sensible, subtle; hair-trigger, hyperacute, hypersensitive, oversensitive, supersensitive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bad, deadened, dimmed, dull, dulled, fading; dead, imperceptive, insensible, insensitive, numb; imprecise, inaccurate
acute (adjective)
2.
needing immediate attention
SYNONYMS:
burning, clamant, compelling, critical, crying, dire, emergent, exigent, imperative, imperious, importunate, instant, necessitous, pressing, urgent
RELATED WORDS:
demanding, extreme, immediate, insistent, intense, overriding; crucial, desperate, grave, life-and-death ( life-or-death), serious, severe, vital; dangerous, explosive, hazardous, perilous, precarious, unstable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
incidental, low-pressure, minor, negligible, trivial, unimportant; nonthreatening, safe, stable
noncritical, nonurgent
acute (adjective)
3.
extreme in degree, power, or effect
SYNONYMS:
acute, almighty, blistering, deep, dreadful, excruciating, explosive, exquisite, fearful, fearsome, ferocious, fierce, frightful, furious, ghastly, hard, heavy, heavy-duty, hellacious, intensive, keen, profound, terrible, vehement, vicious, violent
RELATED WORDS:
accentuated, aggravated, concentrated, deepened; emphasized, enhanced, heightened, intensified, magnified; stressed; exhaustive, thorough; harsh, rigorous, severe
NEAR ANTONYMS:
feeble, weak; shallow, superficial; moderated, qualified; alleviated, eased, lightened, toned (down); abated, decreased, diminished, lessened, reduced, subdued
light, moderate, soft
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