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
References in classic literature ?
Many schemes had presented themselves to his shrewd and cunning mind, but so far all had been rejected as unworthy of the terrible satisfaction which his wounded pride demanded.
To which the duchess made answer, "that worthy Sancho is droll I consider a very good thing, because it is a sign that he is shrewd; for drollery and sprightliness, Senor Don Quixote, as you very well know, do not take up their abode with dull wits; and as good Sancho is droll and sprightly I here set him down as shrewd.
They felt as if they had been duped and made tools of, by a set of shrewd men of traffic, who had employed them to crack the nut, while they carried off the kernel.
Shrewd indeed are they, their virtues have shrewd fingers.
On meeting Anna Karenina, as he was Alexey Alexandrovitch's enemy in the government, he tried, like a shrewd man and a man of the world, to be particularly cordial with her, the wife of his enemy.
Her face was alert and lively, with a sharp chin and shrewd little eyes.
For Little John winked his shrewd eye and said softly to himself: "By my faith, I shall be the worst servant to him that ever yet had he
I have a recollection of large, unbending women with great noses and rapacious eyes, who wore their clothes as though they were armour; and of little, mouse-like spinsters, with soft voices and a shrewd glance.
Unless," objected the consul, "he is exceptionally shrewd.
And therefore it is a good shrewd proverb of the Spaniard, Tell a lie and find a troth.
She was, moreover, very shrewd and clever; and the miller was so proud of her, that he one day told the king of the land, who used to come and hunt in the wood, that his daughter could spin gold out of straw.
The stern, shrewd, and penetrating expression of that look struck Pierre.