Translation of "acute" - English-Spanish dictionary

acute

adjective uk /əˈkjuːt/ us /əˈkjut/

An acute problem is very bad.

serio
There’s an acute shortage of doctors in the area.

(Translation of “acute” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

acute

adjective /əˈkjuːt/

(medical ) (of a disease etc) severe but not lasting very long

agudo
They think his illness is acute rather than chronic.

very great

acusado, grave
There is an acute shortage of science teachers.

quick-witted

perspicaz
As a businessman, he’s very acute.

(of the senses) keen

muy fino
Dogs have acute hearing.
acutely adverb

intensamente
We are acutely aware of the sensitivity of the issue.
acuteness noun

agudeza
the acuteness of a person’s sense of smell.
acute angle noun

an angle of less than ninety degrees

agudo
She was wearing her hat at an acute angle.

(Translation of “acute” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)