shrewd


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shrewd

 (shro͞od)
adj. shrewd·er, shrewd·est
1. Having or showing a clever awareness or resourcefulness, especially in practical matters.
2. Disposed to or marked by artful and cunning practices; tricky.
3. Archaic Sharp; penetrating: a shrewd wind.

[Middle English shrewed, wicked, from shrew, rascal; see shrew.]

shrewd′ly adv.
shrewd′ness n.
Synonyms: shrewd, sagacious, astute, perspicacious
These adjectives mean having or showing keen awareness, sound judgment, and often resourcefulness, especially in practical matters. Shrewd suggests a sharp intelligence, hardheadedness, and often an intuitive grasp of practical considerations: "He was too shrewd to go along with them upon a road which could lead only to their overthrow" (J.A. Froude).
Sagacious connotes prudence, discernment, and farsightedness: "He was observant and thoughtful, and given to asking sagacious questions" (John Galt).
Astute suggests shrewdness, especially with regard to one's own interests: An astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease.
Perspicacious implies penetration and clear-sightedness: She is much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument.

shrewd

(ʃruːd)
adj
1. astute and penetrating, often with regard to business
2. artful and crafty: a shrewd politician.
3. obsolete
a. piercing: a shrewd wind.
b. spiteful
[C14: from shrew (obsolete vb) to curse, from shrew]
ˈshrewdly adv
ˈshrewdness n

shrewd

(ʃrud)

adj. -er, -est.
1. astute or sharp in practical matters: a shrewd politician.
2. keen; piercing.
3. artful; marked by cleverness, perceptiveness, etc.: a shrewd choice.
4. Archaic. malicious.
5. Obs. bad.
6. Obs. shrewish.
[1275–1325; Middle English shrewed; see shrew1, -ed3]
shrewd′ly, adv.
shrewd′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shrewd - marked by practical hardheaded intelligenceshrewd - 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
2.shrewd - used of personsshrewd - used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
hard - dispassionate; "took a hard look"; "a hard bargainer";

shrewd

shrewd

adjective
Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters:
Informal: savvy.
Translations
حاد الذَّكاء، حَكيم، ثاقِب الرأي
chytrý
klogkløgtig
glöggskyggn; kænskur
gudrsrūpīgi apsverošsvērīgs

shrewd

[ʃruːd] ADJ (shrewder (compar) (shrewdest (superl))) [person, politician, businessperson] → astuto, sagaz; [observer, glance, look] → perspicaz; [remark, observation] → sagaz, perspicaz; [eyes] → perspicaz, inteligente; [assessment] → muy acertado; [investment] → inteligente
it was seen as a shrewd political movese vio como una hábil or astuta maniobra política
I can make a shrewd guess at how many people were thereestoy casi seguro de acertar si digo cuánta gente había allí
she had a shrewd idea or suspicion (that)estaba casi segura de que ...
I've got a pretty shrewd idea of what's going on hereya me puedo imaginar lo que está pasando aquí
she's very shrewd in matters of moneyes un lince para cuestiones de dinero
to be a shrewd judge of charactertener buen ojo para juzgar a la gente
that was very shrewd of youen eso has sido muy perspicaz

shrewd

[ˈʃruːd] adj
[person] → perspicace
[investment, idea, move] → judicieux/euse

shrewd

adj (+er) persongewitzt, klug, clever (inf); businessman also, plan, moveclever (inf), → raffiniert, geschickt; investment, argumenttaktisch geschickt, klug; assessment, observerscharf, genau; smileverschmitzt, wissend; eyesschlau; mindscharf; glancedurchdringend, prüfend; I can make a shrewd guessich kann ja mal raten; that was a shrewd guessdas war gut geraten; I have a shrewd idea that …ich habe so das bestimmte Gefühl, dass …; I have a shrewd idea of what he’ll sayich kann mir gut denken, was er sagen wird; to be shrewd enough to do somethingschlau or clever (inf)genug sein, etw zu tun; a shrewd judge of characterein guter Menschenkenner; to have a shrewd suspicion that …den stillen Verdacht hegen, dass …; to have a shrewd understanding of somethingin Bezug auf etw (acc)Durchblick haben

shrewd

[ʃruːd] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (person, assessment) → acuto/a, accorto/a; (lawyer, businessman) → scaltro/a; (plan, look) → astuto/a; (guess) → perspicace
I have a shrewd idea that ... → mi sa tanto che...

shrewd

(ʃruːd) adjective
showing good judgement; wise. a shrewd man; a shrewd choice.
ˈshrewdly adverb
ˈshrewdness noun
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He reluctantly departs, but his wrongs weigh upon his spirit, and by-and-by when an opportunity comes to redress them, he outwits Mamma by a shrewd bargain.
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Her face was alert and lively, with a sharp chin and shrewd little eyes.
It is unnecessary to repeat the shrewd manner with which the scout extracted these particulars from the simple David; neither shall we dwell in this place on the nature of the instruction he delivered, when completely master of all the necessary facts; as the whole will be sufficiently explained to the reader in the course of the narrative.
On his shrewd, alert, Irish-American features was an expression of unnatural gloom.
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So much weight had the shrewd lawyers assigned to these fables, that (but Mr.
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Miss Ophelia had listened to this conversation with an air of shrewd, observant gravity; and she still kept her lips tightly compressed, as if determined fully to ascertain her longitude and position, before she committed herself.
If everybody about here was so honestly and sincerely afraid of Merlin's pretended magic as Clarence was, certainly a superior man like me ought to be shrewd enough to contrive some way to take advantage of such a state of things.
He spoke eight languages, and seemed to be equally at home in all of them; he was shrewd, prompt, posted, and punctual; he was fertile in resources, and singularly gifted in the matter of overcoming difficulties; he not only knew how to do everything in his line, but he knew the best ways and the quickest; he was handy with children and invalids; all his employer needed to do was to take life easy and leave everything to the courier.