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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kahr-puh s]
    • /eɪˈkɑr pəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kahr-puh s]
    • /eɪˈkɑr pəs/

Definitions of acarpous word

  • adjective acarpous (of plants) producing no fruit 3
  • adjective acarpous bearing no fruit; sterile 3
  • adjective acarpous not producing fruit; sterile; barren. 1
  • noun acarpous (botany) Not producing fruit; unfruitful; sterile. 1

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acarpous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for acarpous

adj acarpous

  • arid — Arid land is so dry that very few plants can grow on it.
  • barren — A barren landscape is dry and bare, and has very few plants and no trees.
  • effete — lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent: an effete, overrefined society.
  • fruitless — useless; unproductive; without results or success: a fruitless search for the missing treasure.
  • impotent — not potent; lacking power or ability.

adjective acarpous

  • unfruitful — not providing satisfaction; unprofitable: unfruitful efforts.

Antonyms for acarpous

adj acarpous

  • fruitful — producing good results; beneficial; profitable: fruitful investigations.
  • potent — (of a cross) having a crosspiece at the extremity of each arm: a cross potent.
  • productive — having the power of producing; generative; creative: a productive effort.
  • prolific — producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful: a prolific pear tree.
  • profitable — yielding profit; remunerative: a profitable deal.

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