ETYM Latin acutus, p. p. of acuere to sharpen, from a root ak to be sharp. Related to Ague, Cute, Edge.
1. Extremely sharp or intense; SYN. intense.
2. (Medicine) Having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course.
3. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
4. Of an angle; less than 90 degrees
5. Of critical importance and consequence
6. In medicine, term used to describe a disease of sudden and severe onset which resolves quickly; for example, pneumonia and meningitis. In contrast, a chronic condition develops and remains over a long period.
Indefinitely high; lofty.
1. Extending relatively far inward
2. Having great spatial extension or penetration; downward ;); or laterally ); or outward from a center (sports); sometimes used in combination
3. Relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply
4. Marked by depth of thinking; SYN. profound, pensive, ponderous.
5. Relatively thick from top to bottom
6. Very distant in time or space
8. With head or back bent low
9. Exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy
10. Large in quantity or size
11. Strong; intense; SYN. rich.
1. High or exalted in style or character.
2. Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; SYN. high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded.
1. Of large size or extent; great; extensive; hence, relatively great; greatest; chief; principal
2. Great in size, and imposing in appearance or impression; illustrious, dignified, or noble
3. Having higher rank or more dignity, size, or importance than other persons or things of the same name.
4. Standing in the second or some more remote degree of parentage or descent; -- generalIy used in composition
(Homonym: hi, hie).
1. (Literal meanings) Being at or having a relatively great elevation or height; sometimes used in combination.
2. Advanced into the most active period.
3. Greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount.
4. Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug especially marijuana; SYN. mellow.
5. Used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency; SYN. high-pitched.
6. Very favorable.
Set at a sharp or high angle or slant
Long and thin (when said of people)
1. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.
2. (Figurative) Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride.
1. Ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual
2. Moving to great heights with little apparent effort
1. Lacking ease in bending; not limber
2. Hard to overcome or surmount; SYN. uphill.
3. Not moving or operating freely
1. Great in vertical dimension; high in stature
2. (Informal) Impressively difficult