Definitions for astuteəˈstut, əˈstyut

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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"


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeh Johnson:

    The panel's recommendations are astute, thorough and fair.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Profound thinkers either become astute lovers or rebellious spirit”

  3. Mike McGlone:

    It appears Paulson was astute to lighten up some before the July plunge, they may have been part of the massive liquidation in July too.

  4. John Kerry:

    He was, of course, a uniquely astute analyst and observer of Asia, and it is largely through his life's work that Singapore became one of the United States' strongest strategic partners in the region.

  5. Kelly Dittmar:

    It is an organization that has been around for a long time, in terms of institutional clout and power and influence, i think the organization itself has proven itself to be a very astute and strong political power, both in mobilizing women voters and young women voters and also in funding candidates.

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