Origin of acumen
Examples from the Web for acumen
Yet the military—for all its monopoly of power—strangely lacks the acumen and competence that should guide power.David's Book Club: Pakistan, Between Mosque and Military|David Frum|April 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She serves on the boards of the Sundance Institute, Acumen Fund, VDAY, and Human Rights Watch.
The lawyers are chosen not just for their acumen but also with an eye toward the filmic.
Novogratz was shocked, since for Acumen Fund to succeed, it's vitally important that every single person pays back.
I have known him for 20 years and admire his audacity, acumen, and vision.
Linna noticed the curious act, but, great as was her acumen for one of her years, she did not suspect its meaning.The Daughter of the Chieftain|Edward S. Ellis
He is a grand philosopher, and I wot well could explain a much knottier riddle, which we will presently submit to his acumen.Rienzi|Edward Bulwer Lytton
She had come to respect his acumen, and fear he might draw an inference not too far from the truth if she denied him an interview.The Grell Mystery|Frank Froest
How do sharpness, acuteness, penetration, and insight compare with acumen?English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
Perhaps her acumen had helped her too, for she had seen correctly the coming boom.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
British Dictionary definitions for acumen
Word Origin for acumen
Word Origin and History for acumen
1530s, from Latin acumen "a point, sting," hence "mental sharpness, shrewdness," from acuere "to sharpen" (see acuity).