What does astute mean?

Definitions for astuteəˈstut, əˈstyut

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word astute.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Astute

    ast-ūt′, adj. crafty: cunning: shrewd: sagacious.—adv. Astute′ly.—n. Astute′ness.—The adj. Astū′cious, adv. Astū′ciously, and n. Astū′city are all rare. [L. astutusastus, crafty, akin perhaps to Acute.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astute in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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