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"
quickly and critically discerning
shrewd or crafty
Origin: Latin astūtus, from astus ‘craft’.
critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. astutus—astus, crafty, akin perhaps to Acute.]
The numerical value of astute in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of astute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The panel's recommendations are astute, thorough and fair.
Profound thinkers either become astute lovers or rebellious spirit”
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.
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.
There has been a failure in moral courage by the technologically astute to step in and lead, selflessly. There's always a product pitch at the end of whitepapers. We need to remove the product pitches and replace it with objective and viable action steps
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- хитър, проницателенBulgarian
- astutCatalan, Valencian
- skarpsindig, dreven, kvik, snuDanish
- gerissen, listig, scharfsinnigGerman
- sagaz, perspicaz, astutoSpanish
- terävä, neuvokasFinnish
- astucieux, avisé, sagaceFrench
- slyngur, kænn, séðurIcelandic
- avveduto, avveduta, astutoItalian
- проница́тельный, хи́трый, сообрази́тельныйRussian
- slug, listig, knipslug, skarpsinnig, skarpsinnigaSwedish
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