Nouns (3)

acute accent, ague, acute
n. a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

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Adjectives (8)

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
adj. of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"

Fuzzynyms (26)

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"
adj. as sharp as a razor
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

Synonyms (27)

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"
adj. suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"
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"
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
adj. (used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind; "a broad-nibbed pen"
adj. having or rising to a peak; "the peaked ceiling"; "the island's peaked hills"
adj. having the point made sharp; "a sharpened pencil"
adj. having a long sharp point
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"

Antonyms (7)

continuing, chronic
adj. of long duration; "chronic money problems"
adj. not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
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"
adj. of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees


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