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Synonyms for acumen
əˈkyu mən, ˈæk yə-acu·men

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  1. acumennoun

    Synonyms:
    penetration, intelligence, wit, keenness, foxiness, acuteness, sharpness, acuity, canniness, shrewdness

  2. acumennoun

    quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination

    Synonyms:
    acuteness, canniness, shrewdness, keenness, penetration, acuity, sharpness, foxiness, wit, intelligence

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acumen

    Sharpness, acuteness, and insight, however keen, and penetration, however deep, fall short of the meaning of acumen, which implies also ability to use these qualities to advantage. There are persons of keen insight and great penetration to whom these powers are practically useless. Acumen is sharpness to some purpose, and belongs to a mind that is comprehensive as well as keen. Cleverness is a practical aptitude for study or learning. Insight and discernment are applied oftenest to the judgment of character; penetration and perspicacity to other subjects of knowledge. Sagacity is an uncultured skill in using quick perceptions for a desired end, generally in practical affairs; acumen may increase with study, and applies to the most erudite matters. Shrewdness is keenness or sagacity, often with a somewhat evil bias, as ready to take advantage of duller intellects. Perspicacity is the power to see clearly through that which is difficult or involved. We speak of the acuteness of an observer or a reasoner, the insight and discernment of a student, a clergyman, or a merchant, the sagacity of a hound, the keenness of a debater, the shrewdness of a usurer, the penetration, perspicacity, and acumen of a philosopher.

    Synonyms:
    acuteness, cleverness, discernment, insight, keenness, penetration, perspicacity, sagacity, sharpness, shrewdness

    Antonyms:
    bluntness, dulness, obtuseness, stupidity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acumen

    Synonyms:
    point, penetrativeness, sharpness, discernment, talent, sagacity

    Antonyms:
    bluntness, obtuseness, stupidity, dulness, indiscernment, hebetude

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acumennoun

    a tapering point

    Synonyms:
    insightfulness

  2. insightfulness, acumennoun

    shrewdness shown by keen insight

    Synonyms:
    insightfulness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acumennoun

    Synonyms:
    acuteness, shrewdness, sagacity, astuteness, sharpness, ingenuity, perspicacity, discernment, penetration, mother-wit, quick parts

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. acumennoun

    Synonyms:
    astuteness, shrewdness, discernment, sharpness

    Antonyms:
    dullness, stupidity, short-sightedness

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How to use acumen in a sentence?

  1. Theodore Johnson:

    If you know that man who likes Trump's machismo and supposed business acumen, ask him : Do you know anyone who's died from Covid-19 ? If he's in an urban area, he's probably going to answer yes, ask him : Do you know anyone who's lost their job because of Covid-19 ? He's probably going to answer yes. What you do is contrast the perception of Trump with the reality of his governance and say that the best thing you can do for your life is to put new leadership in place.

  2. Kenneth Gross:

    He's making money off the campaign, presumably, as profit for these companies that are servicing the campaign, whether it's a vineyard, you know, selling wine to the campaign, or whether it's hotels, or selling space at Mar-a-Lago, or the airline, now he may promote that as part of his business acumen: ‘Look, I'm a candidate plus I'm making money.’ But that can come back to haunt, as well; I mean, you know, people may say, ‘Wait a minute, it looks like too much self-dealing here.’.

  3. Wei Peiran:

    There is no doubt that it's going to be a boom for China in terms of philanthropy. These people have the business acumen and they know how to deal with the government ... They have proved themselves in terms of getting things done.

  4. Bart Chilton:

    Secretary Clinton will be well served by his financial and strategic acumen, i know he's deeply committed to the Secretary, and to her public policy agenda.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I had completed my executive mba degree program, with speciaizations in finance, marketing, and strategy at sawyer business school of suffolk university, boston, over a decade ago. I truly enjoyed studying at suffolk university, not only because of the excellent quality of education, but also for its great location, situated right in the heart of boston, at the world famous beacon hill. I surely learnt many management skills, as well as the outstanding knowledge of effective leadership and a valuable insight into organizational dynamics....these are the skills that essentially enabled me to achieve the best for my organization, both as a technology leader and a people manager alike. the academic perspective that came with my ph.d. was blended beautifully with enhanced business acumen that was instilled during my mba. I am pleased to recommend suffolk university, for her excellent executive mba program at sawyer business school, wholeheart


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