US: /əkˈjut/
UK: /ɐkjˈuːt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

acute /'əkju:t/
  • tính từ
    • sắc, sắc bén, sắc sảo; nhạy, tinh, thính
      • an acute sense of smell: mũi rất thính
      • a man with an acute mind: người có đầu óc sắc sảo
    • buốt, gay gắc, kịch liệt, sâu sắc
      • an acute pain: đau buốt
    • (y học) cấp
      • an acute disease: bệnh cấp
    • (toán học) nhọn (góc)
      • an acute angle: góc nhọn
    • cao; the thé (giọng, âm thanh)
      • an acute voice: giọng cao; giọng the thé
    • (ngôn ngữ học) có dấu sắc
      • acute accent: dấu sắc

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 very serious or severe: There is an acute shortage of water. + acute pain + the world's acute environmental problems + Competition for jobs is acute. + The scandal was an acute embarrassment for the President.
2 an acute illness is one that has quickly become severe and dangerous: acute appendicitis
Compare: CHRONIC
3 (of the senses) very sensitive and well developed: Dogs have an acute sense of smell.
4 intelligent and quick to notice and understand things: He is an acute observer of the social scene. + Her judgement is acute.
5 (geometry) (of an angle) less than 90?
acuteness noun [U] (rare)

Thesaurus dictionary

1 sharp, pointed, narrow:
The two roads meet at an acute angle.
2 severe, intense, critical, crucial, dangerous, grave, serious, severe:
This is the ward for patients with acute illnesses.
3 sharp, cutting, intense, severe, violent, penetrating, exquisite, excruciating, fierce, shooting, stabbing, piercing, sudden:
The onset of the disease is marked by acute pains in the abdomen.
4 keen, sharp, sensitive:
The bloodhound is known for its acute sense of smell.
5 keen, sharp-witted, shrewd, clever, ingenious, astute, sharp, canny, incisive, discerning, perceptive, perspicacious, intelligent, penetrating, insightful, percipient, wise, sensitive, discriminating; alert, aware, on the qui vive:
Such a circumstance could not be lost upon so acute an observer.

Concise English dictionary

+a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
+having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
+extremely sharp or intense
+having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
+of an angle; less than 90 degrees
+ending in a sharp point
+of critical importance and consequence