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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [as-er-uh s]
    • /ˈæs ər əs/
    • /əsˈɜːrəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-er-uh s]
    • /ˈæs ər əs/

Definitions of acerous word

  • adjective acerous having no antennae. 1
  • adjective acerous having no horns. 1
  • noun acerous Alternative spelling of acerose. 1
  • adjective acerous (zoology) Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks. 0
  • adjective acerous (zoology) Without antennae, as some insects. 0

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Origin of acerous

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Acerous


acerous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for acerous

adj acerous

  • acuminate — narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
  • acute — You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.
  • mucronate — having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf.
  • pointy — having a comparatively sharp point: The elf had pointy little ears.
  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.

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