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acute accent, ague, acute
n. a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
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acute
adj. having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"
intense, acute
adj. extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
acuate, needlelike, sharp, acute
adj. ending in a sharp point
acute
adj. of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
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setaceous, setose, briery, barbellate, thorny, spiny, prickly, burry, burred, bristly, bristled, barbed, briary
adj. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"
shrewd, sharp, astute
adj. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
razor-sharp
adj. as sharp as a razor
sharp
adj. having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
toothed, piercing, keen, sharp
adj. as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
penetrating, penetrative
adj. tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"
angulate, angular
adj. having angles or an angular shape
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carnassial
adj. (of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh; "the carnassial teeth of carnivores"
incisive, cutting
adj. having a sharp edge: "the cutting edge"; "incisive teeth"
incisive
adj. suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"
keen
adj. having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade"
lancinating, lancinate, stabbing, piercing, knifelike, keen, cutting
adj. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
sharpened
adj. made sharp or sharper; "a sharpened knife cuts more cleanly"
spinous, spiny
adj. having spines; "the dorsal fin is spinous"
barrelled, barreled
adj. (of an arrow) tapered toward both ends
cigar-shaped, spindle-shaped, fusiform
adj. tapering at each end
nibbed
adj. (used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind; "a broad-nibbed pen"
peaked
adj. having or rising to a peak; "the peaked ceiling"; "the island's peaked hills"
sharpened
adj. having the point made sharp; "a sharpened pencil"
spiked
adj. having a long sharp point
spiked
adj. equipped with long sharp-pointed projections especially along the top of a wall or fence; "the fence was iron and spiked along the top"
tapered, tapering
adj. gradually narrowed toward a point; "a tall tapering spire"
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continuing, chronic
adj. of long duration; "chronic money problems"
dull
adj. not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
mild
adj. moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"
unpointed, pointless
adj. not having a point especially a sharp point; "my pencils are all pointless"
obtuse
adj. of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
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Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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Relationships
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  • Synonyms
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  • Antonyms
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