- 1(Of a bad, difficult, or unwelcome situation or phenomenon) present or experienced to a severe or intense degree: an acute housing shortage the problem is acute and getting worseMás ejemplos en oraciones
- An acute shortage of experienced staff is undermining growth, says Wong.
- One issue that all the various groups on East Riding of Yorkshire Council agree on is the acute shortage of affordable housing throughout the region.
- There is an acute shortage of housing in Colchester and a great need for first time buyers to get on the ladder.
- 1.1(Of a disease or its symptoms) of short duration but typically severe: acute appendicitis Often contrasted with chronic.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Symptoms of acute disease resolve by one to three months, although some persons have prolonged fatigue.
- The most severe stages of acute asthma are respiratory failure, cardiopulmonary arrest, and death.
- Bacterial infection can cause acute arthritis with inflammation, which constitutes an emergency.
- 1.2Denoting or designed for patients with acute conditions: acute hospital services acute patientsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- She was kept in the acute patients' ward under observation.
- He highlighted that Waterford Regional is an acute hospital with patients often having an average stay of five or six days.
- Fines will be imposed on councils when a patient remains in an acute hospital bed after they have been deemed fit to be discharged to their own home or to a care home.
- 2Having or showing a perceptive understanding or insight: shrewd: an acute awareness of changing fashionsMás ejemplos en oraciones
astute, shrewd, sharp, sharp-witted, razor-sharp, rapierlike, quick, quick-witted, agile, nimble, clever, intelligent, brilliant, keen, smart, canny, discerning, perceptive, perspicacious, penetrating, insightful, incisive, piercing, discriminating, sagacious, wise, judicious
- Of all American presidents, Lincoln had the most acute religious insight.
- Tom Hamilton has produced an acute and insightful response to my post on euthanasia, of a kind with which it is a pleasure to engage.
- My students articulate an acute awareness, if not a full understanding, of academic labor issues.
- 2.1(Of a physical sense or faculty) highly developed; keen: an acute sense of smellMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They have a keen sense of smell, acute hearing, but poor eyesight.
- Its sight is marvellously keen, hearing exceedingly acute, and sense of smell wonderfully perfect.
- They use night vision and an acute sense of hearing to find prey in the dark.
- 3(Of an angle) less than 90°.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- It has a large posterior auricle that has a concave posterior margin meeting the hinge at an acute angle.
- An Adam Heyslip corner from the right was met by the unmarked Darren Flanagan at the back post and from an acute angle, he tucked the ball to the corner of the net giving the keeper little chance.
- As Pelonis describes it, many compression ceilings are set at an acute angle to the front wall and are typically very hard.
- 3.1Having a sharp end; pointed.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- When you make the drill, do not make the cutting edges so sharp or too acute.
- 3.2(Of a sound) high; shrill.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- This is an acute sound, which evokes desperate associations.
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- The intelligence and analytical acuteness you bring to the site have been an inspiration to me.
- These pursuits require mental acuteness, intellectual agility and detailed analysis.
- The acuteness and expanse of his vision, his documentary power, and his grace and skill as an artist make his work devastatingly, frighteningly immediate.
late Middle English (sense 2 of the adjective): from Latin acutus, past participle of acuere 'sharpen', from acus 'needle'.