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Acumen vs. Wit

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  • Acumen (noun)

    Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.

    "sharpness|penetration|keenness|shrewdness|acuteness|acuity|wit|foxiness|intelligence|canniness"

  • Acumen (noun)

    A sharp, tapering point extending from a plant.

  • Acumen (noun)

    A bony, often sharp, protuberance, especially that of the ischium.

  • Wit (noun)

    Sanity.

    "He's gone completely out of his wits."

  • Wit (noun)

    The senses.

  • Wit (noun)

    Intellectual ability; faculty of thinking, reasoning.

    "Where she has gone to is beyond the wit of man to say."

  • Wit (noun)

    The ability to think quickly; mental cleverness, especially under short time constraints.

    "My father had a quick wit and a steady hand."

  • Wit (noun)

    Intelligence; common sense.

    "The opportunity was right in front of you, and you didn't even have the wit to take it!"

  • Wit (noun)

    Humour, especially when clever or quick.

    "The best man's speech was hilarious, full of wit and charm."

  • Wit (noun)

    A person who tells funny anecdotes or jokes; someone witty.

    "Your friend is quite a wit, isn't he?"

  • Wit (verb)

    Know, be aware of constructed with of when used intransitively.

    "You committed terrible actions — to wit, murder and theft — and should be punished accordingly."

    "They are meddling in matters that men should not wit of."

  • Wit (preposition)

    alternative spelling of with

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Acumen (noun)

    Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.

  • Wit

    To know; to learn.

  • Wit (noun)

    Mind; intellect; understanding; sense.

  • Wit (noun)

    A mental faculty, or power of the mind; - used in this sense chiefly in the plural, and in certain phrases; as, to lose one's wits; at one's wits' end, and the like.

  • Wit (noun)

    Felicitous association of objects not usually connected, so as to produce a pleasant surprise; also. the power of readily combining objects in such a manner.

  • Wit (noun)

    A person of eminent sense or knowledge; a man of genius, fancy, or humor; one distinguished for bright or amusing sayings, for repartee, and the like.

Webster Dictionary
  • Acumen (noun)

    a tapering point

  • Acumen (noun)

    shrewdness shown by keen insight

  • Wit (noun)

    a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

  • Wit (noun)

    mental ability;

    "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"

  • Wit (noun)

    a witty amusing person who makes jokes

Princeton's WordNet

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