Definition of acutely in English:

acutely

Line breaks: acute¦ly
Pronunciation: /əˈkjuːtli
 
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adverb

[as submodifier]
1(With reference to something unpleasant or unwelcome) intensely: the whole situation was acutely embarrassing
More example sentences
  • In fact, the wielder may suffer more acutely than others.
  • Regulations allow a maximum of 55 gallons of hazardous waste or 1 quart of acutely hazardous waste at each satellite accumulation area.
  • She was recently admitted to hospital with an acutely painful, swollen knee.
Synonyms
extremely, exceedingly, very, markedly, severely, intensely, in the extreme, deeply, profoundly, keenly, sharply, painfully, desperately, awfully, terribly, tremendously, enormously, thoroughly, heartily
informal well, seriously, majorly, oh-so
informal , dated jolly, devilish
North American informal mighty, plumb
South African informal lekker
2In a way that shows a perceptive understanding or insight: we are all acutely aware of the fragility of our world
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  • The General sits in his lifeless castle, the decadence of his environment acutely described.
  • Leibniz, for all his Aristotelian credentials, was not acutely aware of the Aristotelian Problem of First Principles.
  • Charged with leading Dominique's disciples, he is acutely conscious of the limits imposed on their potential for accomplishment.

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