Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of ACUMEN

Pronunciation:  u'kyoomun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  shrewdness shown by keen insight
  2. [n]  a tapering point

ACUMEN is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: insightfulness
 See Also: astuteness, enation, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, plant process, shrewdness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*cu"men\, n. [L. acumen, fr. acuere to sharpen. Cf.
Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind;
the faculty of nice discrimination. --Selden.

Syn: Sharpness; sagacity; keenness; shrewdness; acuteness.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The point of an acuminate leaf.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acuity, acuteness, apperception, astuteness, cogency, critical discernment, discernment, discrimination, farseeingness, farsightedness, flair, foresight, foresightedness, incisiveness, insight, judgment, keenness, longheadedness, longsightedness, penetration, perception, perceptiveness, percipience, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, perspicuity, perspicuousness, providence, sagaciousness, sagacity, sensibility, sharpness, shrewdness, trenchancy