Difference between Acute and Critical

What is the difference between Acute and Critical?

Acute as an adjective is urgent. while Critical as an adjective is inclined to find fault or criticize; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: An acute accent.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To give an acute sound to.

Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Urgent. sensitive Short, quick. Of an angle, fewer than 90 degrees. Of a triangle, acute-angled. With the sides meeting directly to form a pointed acute angle at the apex, base, or both. Of an abnormal condition of recent or sudden onset, in contrast to delayed onset; this sense does not imply severity (unlike the common usage). Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity. Having an acute accent.

Example sentence: I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis, and I said compared to who?


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Inclined to find fault or criticize; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting.Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis or turning point.Extremely important.Relating to criticism or careful analysis, such as literary or film criticism.Of a condition involving unstable vital signs and an unfavorable prognosis.Likely to go out of control if disturbed, that is, opposite of stable.Of the point (in temperature, reagent concentration etc.) where a nuclear or chemical reaction becomes self-sustaining.

Example sentence: The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.

We hope you now know whether to use Acute or Critical in your sentence.

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