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cusp

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cusp

  1. 1 an interval of time just before the onset of something <medical researchers who are on the cusp of a major breakthrough> Synonyms brink, point, edge, threshold, vergeRelated Words nick

  2. 2 the last and usually sharp or tapering part of something long and narrow <the cusp of a fang> Synonyms apex, point, end, nib, nose, pike, tipRelated Words pinpoint; prong, tine; barb, jag, prickle, snag, spike, sticker




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