Definition of Shrewdness

1. Noun. Intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings).




Definition of Shrewdness

1. Noun. The quality of being shrewd. ¹

2. Noun. An invented collective name for a group of apes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shrewdness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrewdness

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shrewdness (current term)
shrewdnesses
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shri
shriech
shrieched

Literary usage of Shrewdness

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"It is a remarkable testimony to the practical shrewdness of northern farmers, that, whilst a century ago their farming was of the worst description, ..."

2. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"A residence of some years in this country generally develops their intelligence into a sort of sharp-sighted calculating shrewdness, which they do not bring ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... frank and honest, a lover of popularity but weak in character and lacking in political shrewdness. On the other hand stood William of Nassau, ..."

4. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"Nomination of RB Hayes for President—His fitness for the Responsible Office— Political shrewdness of Samuel.I. Tilden, His Opponent — I Enter Actively Into ..."

5. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"creed, could draw most admirable portraits because there was a Diogenes behind the enthusiast; and an underlying shrewdness was always asserting itself ..."

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