Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) shrewdness shown by keen insight
  2. (noun, plant) a tapering point

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Synonyms of Acumen


Alternate forms of Acumen

Derivations: acuminate

Hypernyms: astuteness, enation, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, plant process, shrewdness

Origin of the word Acumen

  1. 1530s, from L. acumen "a point, sting," hence "sharpness, shrewdness," from acuere "to sharpen" (see acuity). more

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