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Synonyms of acute in English:


  • 1 acute food shortages
    severe, critical, drastic, dire, dreadful, terrible, awful, grave, bad, serious, desperate, dangerous
    [Antonyms] negligible
  • 2 acute stomach pains
    sharp, severe, stabbing, piercing, excruciating, agonizing, racking, keen, shooting, searing
    [Antonyms] mild, dull
  • 3 an acute mind
    [Antonyms] slow-witted
  • 4 an acute sense of smell
    keen, sharp, good, penetrating, discerning, sensitive
    [Antonyms] poor, weak
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