acutely


acutely
adverb
1. in an acute manner (Freq. 4)
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she pitied her sister acutely

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acutely aware

Derived from adjective: ↑acute
2. having a rapid onset (Freq. 1)
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an acutely debilitating virus

Ant: ↑chronically
Derived from adjective: ↑acute
3. changing suddenly in direction and degree
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the road twists sharply after the light

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turn sharp left here

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the visor was acutely peaked

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her shoes had acutely pointed toes

Syn: ↑sharply, ↑sharp
Derived from adjective: ↑acute, ↑sharp (for: ↑sharply)
4. in a shrewd manner
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he invested his fortune astutely

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he was acutely insightful

Syn: ↑astutely, ↑shrewdly, ↑sagaciously, ↑sapiently
Derived from adjective: ↑sharp, ↑sapient (for: ↑sapiently), ↑sagacious (for: ↑sagaciously), ↑shrewd (for: ↑shrewdly), ↑astute (for: ↑astutely)

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  • acutely — UK [əˈkjuːtlɪ] / US [əˈkjutlɪ] adverb used for emphasizing that a feeling, often an unpleasant one, is very strong memories that were acutely painful acutely aware: He was acutely aware of his public image …   English dictionary

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  • acutely — [əˈkjuːtli] adv used for emphasizing that a feeling is very strong He was acutely aware of his public image.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English