shrewdly


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Related to shrewdly: uneventful, astutely, rollicking

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.shrewdly - in a shrewd manner; "he invested his fortune astutely"; "he was acutely insightful"

shrewdly

adverb astutely, perceptively, cleverly, knowingly, artfully, cannily, with consummate skill, sagaciously, far-sightedly, perspicaciously, with all your wits about you 'I don't see you offering to help', he observed shrewdly.
Translations
بِذَكاء، بِدَهاء، بِمَكْر
chytře
klogtkløgtigt
af glöggskyggni; kænskulega
chytro
kurnazca

shrewdly

[ˈʃruːdlɪ] ADV [say, ask, point out] → sagazmente; [reason] → con perspicacia, con sagacidad; [act] → hábilmente, con astucia; [invest] → inteligentemente
she had shrewdly guessed the reason for his absencehabía adivinado astutamente la razón de su ausencia, se había dado cuenta hábilmente de la razón de su ausencia

shrewdly

advgeschickt, clever (inf); lookwissend; observeklug; he shrewdly realized that …schlauerweise erkannte er, dass …; he shrewdly guessed that/what …er hat gut geraten, dass/was …; shrewdly, he decided …gewitzt or clever (inf)wie er ist, hat er beschlossen; … he said shrewdlysagte er schlau or clever (inf)

shrewdly

[ˈʃruːdlɪ] adv (act) → con accortezza; (reason) → con perspicacia
to look at sb shrewdly → lanciare uno sguardo astuto a qn

shrewd

(ʃruːd) adjective
showing good judgement; wise. a shrewd man; a shrewd choice.
ˈshrewdly adverb
ˈshrewdness noun
References in classic literature ?
She saw shrewdly that the world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willingly avoids the sight of distress.
The natural formation of the country is the soldier's best ally; but a power of estimating the adversary, of controlling the forces of victory, and of shrewdly calculating difficulties, dangers and distances, constitutes the test of a great general.
Ay, marry, for I saw it all," cried she, panting as the hare pants when it has escaped the hounds, "and I fear he is wounded sore, for one smote him main shrewdly i' the crown.
His only proof of intellect was in shrewdly avoiding all labor, and availing himself of the toil of others.
The alcohol, shrewdly blended with water, is handed to me, and soon I am caught up in the revelry, with maggots crawling in my brain and John Barleycorn whispering to me that life is big, and that we are all brave and fine--free spirits sprawling like careless gods upon the turf and telling the two-by- four, cut-and-dried, conventional world to go hang.
Jones very shrewdly suspected that Sophia herself was now with her cousin, and was denied to him; which he imputed to her resentment of what had happened at Upton.
The more carefully I reflected on what had passed between us, the more shrewdly I suspected the production of the casket, and the application for the loan, of having been mere formalities, designed to pave the way for the parting inquiry addressed to me.
When I raised my eyes again, I found that he had been shrewdly looking at me all the time, and was doing so still.
I do not see that I have much to gain in bringing back my elder brother,' returned Alexander, shrewdly.
Then Phileas Fogg had taken passage for Bordeaux, and, during the thirty hours he had been on board, had so shrewdly managed with his banknotes that the sailors and stokers, who were only an occasional crew, and were not on the best terms with the captain, went over to him in a body.
But I could see them still, could feel them shrewdly in my mind's flesh; and so to the old superstition, strangely justified by my case; and so to the poem which I, with my special experience, not unnaturally consider the greatest poem ever penned.
Crayford's superb eyes looked shrewdly backward and forward between Clara and Francis Aldersley, and saw the untold sequel to Clara's story.