of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations" (同)discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp
extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning" (同)intense
having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"
of an angle; less than 90 degrees
very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market"
a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark" (同)sharp-worded, tart
(of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp"
having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"
easily aroused or excited; "a quick temper"; "a warm temper" (同)warm
any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; "a quick mind"; "a ready wit" (同)ready
accomplished rapidly and without delay; "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial" (同)speedy