astute


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as·tute

 (ə-sto͞ot′, ə-styo͞ot′)
adj.
Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns. See Synonyms at shrewd.

[Latin astūtus, from astus, craft; see wes- in Indo-European roots.]

as·tute′ly adv.
as·tute′ness n.

astute

(əˈstjuːt)
adj
having insight or acumen; perceptive; shrewd
[C17: from Latin astūtus cunning, from astus (n) cleverness]
asˈtutely adv
asˈtuteness n

as•tute

(əˈstut, əˈstyut)

adj.
1. keenly perceptive or discerning; sagacious.
2. clever; ingenious; shrewd; crafty.
[1605–15; < Latin astūtus, derivative of astus craft, guile]
as•tute′ly, adv.
as•tute′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.astute - marked by practical hardheaded intelligenceastute - 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"
smart - showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

astute

astute

adjective
Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters:
Informal: savvy.
Translations
حاذِق، داهِ
vychytralý
drevengarvetkløgtig
kænn, séîur, slyngur
įžvalgumas
gudrs
akıllıcin gibi

astute

[əsˈtjuːt] ADJ [person, decision] → astuto, sagaz; [mind] → astuto; [choice] → inteligente
that was very astute of youen eso has sido muy listo

astute

[əˈstjuːt] adj [politician, businessman, businesswoman, manager, leader, investor] → astucieux/euse, habile; [decision] → astucieux/euse, habile

astute

adjschlau; remark alsoscharfsinnig; businessman alsoclever (inf); childaufgeweckt; mindscharf; he’s very astute for one so older ist für sein Alter geistig sehr rege

astute

[əsˈtjuːt] adj (shrewd) → accorto/a

astute

(əˈstjuːt) adjective
clever. an astute businessman.
aˈstuteness noun
References in classic literature ?
Thorndike found him astute, sane; his queries intelligent, his comments just.
I, master barber, am not Neptune, the god of the waters, nor do I try to make anyone take me for an astute man, for I am not one.
This man, so profoundly astute, hypocritical, and sly; this Cromwell of the Val-Noble,--behaves in his home as he behaves to the aristocracy, whom he caresses in hopes to throttle them.
Lorquas Ptomel was too astute an old warrior to be caught upon the open plains with a caravan of chariots and children, and so we remained at the deserted city until the danger seemed passed.
He was moderately reassured however, by the aspect of that countenance, full of astute intelligence and affected humility.
The worst that a prince may expect from a hostile people is to be abandoned by them; but from hostile nobles he has not only to fear abandonment, but also that they will rise against him; for they, being in these affairs more far- seeing and astute, always come forward in time to save themselves, and to obtain favours from him whom they expect to prevail.
D'Artagnan smiled -- he was just the man to understand the astute Italian.
But David, you perceive, had reckoned without his host, or, to speak more precisely, without his idiot brother--an item of so uncertain and fluctuating a character, that I doubt whether he would not have puzzled the astute heroes of M.
Reuter ceased to question me; but her eye--not large, not brilliant, not melting, or kindling, but astute, penetrating, practical, showed she was even with me; it let out a momentary gleam, which said plainly, "Be as close as you like, I am not dependent on your candour; what you would conceal I already know.
And yet the first passed for one of the most subtle spirits among the astute spirits of the court of France.
and immediately he added the remark with urbane playfulness that Ulysses was an astute person.
Yet, womanlike, she took an unconfessed comfort in the fact that this was so--that no one, unless it were Nellie, was sufficiently astute to fathom the truth.