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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyoo-muh n, ak-yuh-]
    • /əˈkyu mən, ˈæk yə-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyoo-muh n, ak-yuh-]
    • /əˈkyu mən, ˈæk yə-/

Definitions of acuminous word

  • noun acuminous keen insight; shrewdness: remarkable acumen in business matters. 1
  • noun acuminous Characterized by acumen; keen. 1

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Origin of acuminous

First appearance:

before 1525
One of the 28% oldest English words
1525-35; < Latin acūmen sharpness, equivalent to acū- (stem of acuere to sharpen; see acute) + -men noun suffix

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Parts of speech for Acuminous


acuminous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

acuminous usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acuminous

adj acuminous

  • peaked — Also, on-peak. being at the point of maximum frequency, intensity, use, etc.; busiest or most active: Hotel rooms are most expensive during the peak travel seasons.
  • pointed — having a point or points: a pointed arch.
  • acicular — shaped like a needle.
  • aciculate — having aciculae
  • acuminate — narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf

adjective acuminous

  • cutting — A cutting is a piece of writing which has been cut from a newspaper or magazine.
  • narrowing — of little breadth or width; not broad or wide; not as wide as usual or expected: a narrow path.
  • aciculated — Alternative form of aciculate.

Antonyms for acuminous

adj acuminous

  • stupid — lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
  • unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • dense — Something that is dense contains a lot of things or people in a small area.
  • imperceptive — not perceptive; lacking perception.
  • insensitive — deficient in human sensibility, acuteness of feeling, or consideration; unfeeling; callous: an insensitive person.

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