Little did Bowie know that the muscle pain was due to an “acutely blocked artery.”
“We are not like other countries,” he said, something Australian Jewry has been acutely grappling with for a week now.
McKamey had already been acutely aware of the danger of head injury in football.
late 14c., originally of fevers and diseases, "coming and going quickly" (opposed to a chronic), from Latin acutus "sharp, pointed," figuratively "shrill, penetrating; intelligent, cunning," past participle of acuere "sharpen" (see acuity). Meaning "sharp, irritating" is from early 15c. Meaning "intense" is from 1727. Related: Acutely; acuteness.
acute a·cute (ə-kyōōt')
Pointed at the end; sharp.
Of or relating to a disease or a condition with a rapid onset and a short, severe course.
Of or relating to a patient afflicted with such a disease.