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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astute, sharp, shrewdadjective

    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, shrewdadjective

    used of persons

    "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"

Wiktionary

  1. shrewdadjective

    showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters

    Etymology: From shrewe. See shrew

  2. shrewdadjective

    artful, tricky or cunning

    Etymology: From shrewe. See shrew

  3. shrewdadjective

    streetwise

    Etymology: From shrewe. See shrew

  4. shrewdadjective

    knowledgeable

    Etymology: From shrewe. See shrew

Webster Dictionary

  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrewd in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrewd in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of shrewd in a Sentence

  1. Norman Vincent Peale:

    Never say anything to hurt anyone. Moreover . . . refrain from double talk, from shrewd and canny remarks that are designed to advance our interests at someone's disadvantage. We are to turn our back upon evil, and in every way possible, do good, help people and bring blessings into their lives.

  2. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It's a remarkably shrewd and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it.

  3. Starwood Chief Executive Thomas Mangas:

    They moved mountains to persuade our board. They moved quickly and were incredibly shrewd in how they worked with us to get a deal done quickly.

  4. State Department:

    Don't let the' grandmother with the scarves' persona fool Jared Kushner. She is a phenomenal and adept politician, she has lasted this long in no small part due to her bureaucratic maneuvering. This isn't just about what she knows about disease, or her experience. This is a shrewd and deft political veteran.

  5. General Boykin:

    They [LGBT activists] are shrewd, they are very well organized and they are unified – which is something the Church is not, the Church is not unified. Therefore, the church fights piecemeal battles rather than doing what the LGBT community did in my case. They came together and launched a major attack and they succeeded.

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  • ناصح, نبيه, حاذق, داهيةArabic
  • snu, listig, fiffig, klogDanish
  • gerissen, schlau, gewieft, klug, listig, pfiffig, clever, raffiniert, gewitztGerman
  • πανούργοςGreek
  • perspicazSpanish
  • näpparä, kätevä, nokkelaFinnish
  • perspicace, malin, futé, sagace, habile, avisé, roublard, astucieuxFrench
  • glicIrish
  • seòlta, glicScottish Gaelic
  • lihaiIndonesian
  • perspicace, scaltro, sveglioItalian
  • מְמוּלָחHebrew
  • 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
  • తెలివిగలTelugu

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