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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    perspicacity, sagacity, insight, acuity, wisdom, finesse, sharpness, flair, clear-sightedness

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How to use acumen in a sentence?

  1. 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.’.

  2. 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

  3. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer:

    His character and fundamental decency are at the core of why he's been such a successful and beloved leader. He's so respected by our caucus for his strength, his legislative acumen, his honesty and his determination. He has left a major mark on this body, this country, and on so many who have met him, gotten to know him, and love him.

  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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