Acute

Acute may refer to:

  • Acute accent
  • Acute angle
  • Acute (medicine)
  • Acute (phonetic)
  • Acute toxicity

Famous quotes containing the word acute:

    Strictly speaking, there is but one real evil: I mean acute pain. All other complaints are so considerably diminished by time that it is plain the grief is owing to our passion, since the sensation of it vanishes when that is over.
    Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689–1762)

    I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    The spider-mind acquires a faculty of memory, and, with it, a singular skill of analysis and synthesis, taking apart and putting together in different relations the meshes of its trap. Man had in the beginning no power of analysis or synthesis approaching that of the spider, or even of the honey-bee; but he had acute sensibility to the higher forces.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)