Brief, quick, short.
“It was an acute event.”
High or shrill.
“an acute accent or tone”
“She had an acute sense of honour.”
“Eagles have very acute vision.”
“His need for medical attention was acute.”
With the sides meeting directly to form an acute angle (at an apex or base).
Of an angle: less than 90 degrees.
Of a interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.
Of an accent or tone: generally higher than others.
Of an condition of delayed onset; this sense does not imply severity, unlike the common usage.
“He dropped dead of an acute illness.”
Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity.
“The acute symptoms resolved promptly.”
After a letter of the alphabet: having an acute accent.
“The last letter of ‘café’ is ‘e’ acute.”
A person who has the acute form of a disorder, such as schizophrenia.
An accent or tone higher than others.
An acute accent (´).
“The word ‘cafe’ often has an acute over the ‘e’.”
To give an acute sound to.
“He acutes his rising inflection too much.”
To make acute; to whet.
Of a problem, that continues over an extended period of time.
“chronic unemployment; chronic poverty; chronic anger”
Prolonged or slow to heal.
“chronic cough; chronic headache; chronic illness”
Of a person, suffering from an affliction that is prolonged or slow to heal.
“Chronic patients must learn to live with their condition.”
Inveterate or habitual.
“He’s a chronic smoker.”
Very bad, awful.
“That concert was chronic.”
“They left him in a chronic condition.”
Good, great; “wicked”.
“That was cool, chronic in fact.”
Marijuana, typically of high quality.
A condition of extended duration, either continuous or marked by frequent recurrence. Sometimes implies a condition which worsens with each recurrence, though that is not inherent in the term.
A person who is chronic, such as a criminal reoffender or a person with chronic disease.
(of an unpleasant or unwelcome situation or phenomenon) present or experienced to a severe or intense degree
“an acute housing shortage”
“the problem is acute and getting worse”
(of a disease or its symptoms) severe but of short duration
denoting or designed for patients with an acute form of a disease
“an acute ward”
having or showing a perceptive understanding or insight; shrewd
“an acute awareness of changing fashions”
(of a physical sense or faculty) highly developed; keen
“an acute sense of smell”
(of an angle) less than 90°.
having a sharp end; pointed.
(of a sound) high; shrill.
short for acute accent
(of an illness) persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
(of a person) having a chronic illness
“a chronic asthmatic”
(of a problem) long-lasting
“the school suffers from chronic overcrowding”
(of a person) having a bad habit
“a chronic liar”
of a very poor quality
“the film was absolutely chronic”