Definitions for shrewdʃrud

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

  2. calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd(adj)

    used of persons

    "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. shrewd(Adjective)

    showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters

  2. shrewd(Adjective)

    artful, tricky or cunning

  3. shrewd(Adjective)

    streetwise

  4. shrewd(Adjective)

    knowledgeable

  5. Origin: From shrewe. See shrew

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Shrewd

    inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish

  2. Shrewd

    artful; wily; cunning; arch

  3. Shrewd

    able or clever in practical affairs; sharp in business; astute; sharp-witted; sagacious; keen; as, a shrewd observer; a shrewd design; a shrewd reply


Translations for shrewd

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  • ناصح, نبيه, حاذقArabic
  • snu, listig, fiffig, klogDanish
  • gerissen, schlau, gewieft, klug, listig, pfiffig, clever, raffiniert, gewitztGerman
  • perspicazSpanish
  • näpparä, kätevä, nokkelaFinnish
  • perspicace, malin, futé, sagace, habile, avisé, roublardFrench
  • glicIrish
  • seòlta, glicScottish Gaelic
  • lihaiIndonesian
  • perspicace, scaltro, sveglioItalian
  • 賢明, 賢い, 抜け目, 狡猾Japanese
  • schranderDutch
  • sagaz, perspicazPortuguese
  • знать, хитрый, расчётливый, умелый, проницательный, практичный, находчивыйRussian
  • fiffig, listig, slug, klok, finurligSwedish

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