Definitions for astuteəˈstut, əˈstyut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•tuteəˈstut, əˈstyut(adj.)

  1. keenly perceptive or discerning; sagacious.

  2. clever; ingenious; shrewd; crafty.

Origin of astute:

1605–15; < L astūtus, der. of astus craft, guile

as•tute′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. astute, sharp, shrewd(adj)

    marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

    "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

Wiktionary

  1. astute(Adjective)

    quickly and critically discerning

  2. astute(Adjective)

    shrewd or crafty

  3. Origin: Latin astūtus, from astus ‘craft’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astute(adj)

    critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

astute(adjective)

clever

an astute businessman.

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