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Princeton's WordNet

  1. astutely, shrewdly, sagaciously, sapiently, acutelyadverb

    in a shrewd manner

    "he invested his fortune astutely"; "he was acutely insightful"


  1. shrewdlyadverb

    In a shrewd manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shrewdlyadverb

    Etymology: from shrewd.

    This practice hath most shrewdly past upon thee. William Shakespeare.

    At Oxford, his youth and want of experience in maritime service, had somewhat been shrewdly touched, even before the sluices of popular liberty were set open. Henry Wotton.

    The obstinate and schismatical are like to think themselves shrewdly hurt, forsooth, by being cut off from that body which they choose not to be of. Robert South, Sermons.

    This last allusion rubb’d upon the sore;
    Yet seem’d she not to winch, tho’ shrewdly pain’d. Dryden.

    Four per cent. encreases not the number of lenders; as any man at first hearing will shrewdly suspect it. John Locke.


  1. shrewdly

    Shrewdly refers to the way of doing something in a clever or sharp-minded manner, often showing good judgment and quick thinking, particularly in business or some other financial context. The term can also suggest a certain level of cunning or craftiness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrewdly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrewdly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of shrewdly in a Sentence

  1. Brian Walsh:

    He is running the most shrewdly calculating campaign, his people are very smart. The larger issue is – you could do everything right in a primary, but he is so far to the right, it would be a very big problem in a general election.

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