acutely acutely  /ə ˈkjut li/


  1. (adv) in an acute manner
  2. (adv) having a rapid onset
  3. (adv) changing suddenly in direction and degree
  4. (adv) in a shrewd manner

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  1. The Office is an acutely funny workplace sitcom in which the cubicle prisoners fight wrenching boredom and dream of escape.
  2. It was also an acutely painful symptom of the fragility of the institutions that are crucial to the nation's orderly functioning.
  3. Rock stars tend to cast themselves as emotional savants, folks who feel the plight of vanishing rain forests and anguished Tibetans more acutely than the rest of humanity.


  • 5 Biggest Ways Brazil Must Improve to Win World Cup 2014

    While Brazil have been gloriously impressive in their Confederations Cup campaign thus far, coach Felipe Scolari will be acutely aware of the need to improve ahead of their assault on the World Cup next summer. Results against Mexico and Japan have demonstrated just how threatening Brazil are, but it is still too early to suggest they are the finished article. Doubtless, the Selecao will be one ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "I am acutely aware that I cannot succeed in that endeavor, nor can our party prevail over the challenge we will face from either Sen. Clinton or Sen. Obama, without the support of dedicated conservatives," McCain said in prepared remarks to the...
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: John McCain Source: MyFox Kansas City

  2. "The pace of reform has been painfully slow; abuses of power are still all too common; many people are still struggling to make a living wage and provide for their families," he said. "I am acutely aware that these and other challenges have...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source:

  3. "Iraqi leaders are acutely aware of the political debate in Washington, that there is the possibility of a change in policy" and a reduction in US troops, Sumaidaie said. "I think it is fair to say they are very concerned about that. Iraqi...
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Samir Sumaidaie Source: Forbes

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