Synonyms for acumen

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-kyoo-muh n, ak-yuh-
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkyu mən, ˈæk yə-

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Définition of acumen

Origin :
  • 1530s, from Latin acumen "a point, sting," hence "mental sharpness, shrewdness," from acuere "to sharpen" (see acuity).
  • noun ability to understand and reason
Example sentences :
  • Yet the old man's confidence in the young man's acumen was invulnerable.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • That did not seem likely to one who esteemed Mrs. Hallam's acumen as highly as Kirkwood did.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • She set too high value upon her acumen, upon the keenness of her instincts.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini
  • He was not disappointed, which he regarded as proof of acumen; but he was surprised by his surroundings.
  • Extract from : « Mixed Faces » by Roy Norton
  • The acumen displayed at these conventions is profound and impressive.
  • Extract from : « As A Chinaman Saw Us » by Anonymous
  • Warburton meets this objection with his usual fierté and acumen.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845 » by Various
  • It was a wonderful display of retentiveness, acumen, learning, and power.
  • Extract from : « Robert Toombs » by Pleasant A. Stovall
  • The Parisian police, so much extolled for acumen, are cunning, but no more.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Edgar Allan Poe » by Edgar Allan Poe
  • How do sharpness, acuteness, penetration, and insight compare with acumen?
  • Extract from : « English Synonyms and Antonyms » by James Champlin Fernald
  • He was a person of acumen and of no inconsiderable skill and he succeeded.
  • Extract from : « The Sleuth of St. James's Square » by Melville Davisson Post

Antonyms for acumen

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