What does shrewd mean?

Definitions for shrewd
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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"

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

    used of persons

    "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"

Wiktionary

  1. shrewd(Adjective)

    showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters

    Etymology: From shrewe. See shrew

  2. shrewd(Adjective)

    artful, tricky or cunning

    Etymology: From shrewe. See shrew

  3. shrewd(Adjective)

    streetwise

    Etymology: From shrewe. See shrew

  4. shrewd(Adjective)

    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. Charles Cooley:

    A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.

  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. John Brown:

    Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity.

  4. Arndt Ellinghorst:

    Marchionne is a shrewd operator and rightly investors have been asking what was the purpose of yesterday's presentation and what was Marchionne trying to achieve, in our view the answer is very simple; he is looking to force a marriage for FCA.

  5. Phillip Carter:

    There's a limit to what even a shrewd negotiator or professional like Lisa can do, some of these things will have to be resolved by the president and members of Congress directly.

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Translations for shrewd

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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

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