What is another word for cusp?

Pronunciation: [kˈʌsp] (IPA)

Cusp is a point in time or position where something changes or shifts. Synonyms for cusp include the brink, verge, edge, threshold, tipping point, turning point, and crossroads. Each of these words implies a significant change or transition, and is often used to describe moments of uncertainty or unpredictability. The brink and verge suggest approaching a critical moment or an imminent event. The edge and threshold signify a boundary or limit that is about to be exceeded. The tipping point and turning point both imply a moment of decision or a key moment that determines the outcome of a situation. Finally, the crossroads is a place where multiple paths converge, and a choice must be made.

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What are the opposite words for cusp?

The word cusp refers to a point of transition or boundary between two different things, ideas or states. Some antonyms for cusp include stability, steadfastness, constancy, equilibrium, and consistency. These words describe a state or condition that is constant and unchanging, with no clear transition or movement between different levels or phases. Other antonyms for cusp may include stagnation, inactivity, rigidity, and inflexibility, which represent states of being stuck or immobile. Ultimately, the choice of antonym depends on the context and the specific meaning of cusp being considered.

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Usage examples for Cusp

The east window had either then or previously been deprived of all its tracery, and was an expanse of plain glass with only a little remains of a cusp at the top of the arch.
"John Keble's Parishes"
Charlotte M Yonge
The brilliant eye of the Sun is blotted over, and with a remorseless mantle of mist the silvery cusp of the new moon is enfolded.
"Melomaniacs"
James Huneker
The stealthy boat crept on till midnight; now and then from the cusp of a bay floated out the faint cry of a quail.
"The Unknown Sea"
Clemence Housman

Famous quotes with Cusp

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    Jennifer M. Granholm
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    Steven Levy
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  • We are on the cusp of this time where I can say, "I speak as a citizen of the world" without others saying, "God, what a nut."
    Lawrence Lessig

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