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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 ?
But even the astutest of them buyeth his wife in a sack.
In fact it was more a case of political paralysis after the Congress lost Pranab Mukherjee, its astutest politician, to Rashtrapati Bhawan.
The astutest template I have found for understanding Kirk is Alan Bullock's three-volume study of Ernest Bevin, Britain's foreign secretary (1945-51).