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Synonyms for acumen
əˈkyu mən, ˈæk yə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acumen(noun)

    a tapering point

    Synonyms:
    insightfulness

  2. insightfulness, acumen(noun)

    shrewdness shown by keen insight

    Synonyms:
    insightfulness

Wiktionary

  1. acumen(noun)

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

  2. acumen(noun)

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acumen(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. acumen(n)

    Synonyms:
    astuteness, shrewdness, discernment, sharpness

    Antonyms:
    dullness, stupidity, short-sightedness

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How to use acumen in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    You are a unique human who has never been seen or known on earth before. And your uniqueness will never be seen or known again. Yes! as a matter of fact, your fingerprint is peculiar, your acumen is outstanding, your reasoning is spectacular, your grasp is uncommon . In other words, everything about you is unprecedented. Thus, dare to be uniqiue in all you do. -Emeasoba George

  2. Quentin Hart:

    From McKenna Pro Photography, from John Deere, which is a global company, to The Sulky, which creates high-end buggies, they're taking their time and they're making masks for our communities, we've seen the resiliency, we've seen incredible business acumen, and people be able to change on the go, on the fly to make things happen for our safety.

  3. Ramirez Martiarena:

    The newly appointed members of our Senior Leadership Team bring a range of seniority, experience, business acumen and specific market knowledge that will strengthen our decision-making process and facilitate the pursuit of our strategic goals and ambitions.

  4. Ashima:

    I will rather keep quiet than degrading mental acumen by engaging in discussion with mindless creatures!

  5. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    The way of looking at it can be a perilous luxury when substituted for acumen and cognizance.


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