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Acute
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Acute as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

24 November 2020
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 25 answers for the crossword clue 'Acute', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Acute a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Acute as an answer itself some 237 times.

Acute is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Monday, 30 November 2020 with the answer being INTENSE, but the most popular answer for this clue is SHARP.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  • Extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
  • Having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"
  • Ending in a sharp point
  • Of an angle; less than 90 degrees
  • 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"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

AGUE
A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

DIRE
Causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"

KEEN
A funeral lament sung with loud wailing

5 Letters

CANNY
Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

GRAVE
A place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"

SHARP
A musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

6 Letters

ACUATE
Ending in a sharp point

SEVERE
Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

SHREWD
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"

URGENT
Compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"

7 Letters

ACEROSE
Narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves

EXTREME
The furthest or highest degree of something; "he carried it to extremes"

INTENSE
(of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue"

8 Letters

CRITICAL
Of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism; "critical acclaim"

INCISIVE
Suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"

PIERCING
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"

PRESSING
The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"

9 Letters

KNIFELIKE
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"

10 Letters

NEEDLELIKE
Ending in a sharp point

PERCEPTIVE
Of or relating to perception; "perceptive faculties"

11 Letters

ACUTEACCENT
A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

PENETRATING
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"

PENETRATIVE
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"

13 Letters

PERSPICACIOUS
Mentally acute or penetratingly discerning; "too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow"; "chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership"; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument"

14 Letters

DISCRIMINATING
Showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"

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