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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 ?
These clothes and trinkets they were wearing were as fine and dainty as the shrewdest stretch of the sumptuary laws allowed to people of their degree; and in these pretty clothes, she crying on his shoulder, and he trying to comfort her with hopeful words set to the music of despair, they went from the judgment seat out into the world homeless, bedless, breadless; why, the very beggars by the road- sides were not so poor as they.
My aunt, though I saw that her shrewdest observation was concentrated on her new guest, had more useful possession of her wits than either of us; for she held him in conversation, and made it necessary for him to talk, whether he liked it or not.
And then, one after the other, there came a series of incidents so curious and so inexplicable that the very shrewdest people began to feel uneasy.
He had no desire for an "inside view" of any successful enterprise whatever, and he would not have given the smallest sum for the privilege of talking over the details of the most "splendid" business with the shrewdest of overseers.
From this perilous state he was redeemed by an incident which more than one person witnessed, but of which the shrewdest could not explain or conjecture the operation on Owen Warland's mind.
And there before my astonished eyes I beheld the greatest of the green men of Barsoom; their shrewdest statesman, their mightiest general, my great and good friend, Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark.
He had, however, about the shrewdest pair of eyes that I have ever seen, and my answer only served to intensify their open scrutiny.
This time Gilbert took great heed to his aim, keenly measuring the distance and shooting with shrewdest care.
exclaimed May, "and von Horn was accredited to be one of the shrewdest swindlers and adventurers in America
This deal to-day, in which he had held his own against the shrewdest and most astute men of the great city, had more than doubled his already large fortune.
The shrewdest will-making lawyers were called in to make wills that could not be broken.
No doubt it would, in its anxiety, run off to the police, and then to the "Hue and Cry" office, to announce that "the finder will be handsomely rewarded," and at last away to the hospital; yet we may boldly assert that the soul is shrewdest when it shakes off every fetter, and every sort of leading-string--the body only makes it stupid.