a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
- acute accent
of critical importance and consequence
"an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
ending in a sharp point
of an angle
less than 90 degrees
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
"an acute observer of politics and politicians"
"icy knifelike reasoning"
"as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"
"frequent penetrative observations"
extremely sharp or intense
"felt acute annoyance"
"intense itching and burning"
having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
"the acute phase of the illness"