Acuminous
Acuminous A*cu"mi*nous, a. Characterized by acumen; keen. --Highmore. [1913 Webster]

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  • acuminous — adjective Characterized by acumen; keen …   Wiktionary

  • acuminous — acu·mi·nous …   English syllables

  • acuminous — əˈkyümənəs, aˈ adjective Etymology: Latin acumin , acumen sharp point + English ous more at acumen 1. : characterized by acumen 2. : acuminate …   Useful english dictionary

  • acumen — acuminous /euh kyooh meuh neuhs/, adj. /euh kyooh meuhn, ak yeuh /, n. keen insight; shrewdness: remarkable acumen in business matters. [1525 35; < L acumen sharpness, equiv. to acu (s. of acuere to sharpen; see ACUTE) + men n. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • acumen — /ˈækjəmən / (say akyuhmuhn) noun quickness of perception; mental acuteness; keen insight. {Latin} –acuminous /əˈkjumənəs/ (say uh kyoohmuhnuhs), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • acute — [adj1] deeply perceptive astute, canny, clever, discerning, discriminating, incisive, ingenious, insightful, intense, intuitive, judicious, keen, observant, penetrating, perspicacious, piercing, quick witted, sensitive, sharp, smart, subtle;… …   New thesaurus

  • pointed — [adj1] having a sharp end or part acicular, aciculate, acuminate, acuminous, acute, barbed, cornered, cuspidate, edged, fine, keen, mucronate, peaked, piked, pointy, pronged, sharp, sharp cornered, spiked; concepts 490,606 Ant. blunt, dull… …   New thesaurus

  • sharp — [adj1] knifelike, cutting aciculate, acuate, acuminate, acuminous, acute, apical, barbed, briery, cuspate, cuspidate, edged, fine, ground fine, honed, horned, jagged, keen, keen edged, knife edged, needlelike, needle pointed, peaked, pointed,… …   New thesaurus

  • a|cu|mi|nous — «uh KYOO muh nuhs», adjective. acute; keen: »an acuminous display of talent …   Useful english dictionary

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