Definition of Astute

1. Adjective. Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence. "He was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

Exact synonyms: Sharp, Shrewd
Similar to: Smart
Derivative terms: Astuteness, Sharpness, Shrewdness



Definition of Astute

1. a. Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty.

Definition of Astute

1. Adjective. quickly and critically discerning ¹

2. Adjective. shrewd or crafty ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Astute

1. shrewd [adj] : ASTUTELY [adv] - See also: shrewd

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astute (current term)
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Literary usage of Astute

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1. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Classical, MediƦval, Legendary; Famous by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"... a kind of grand innocence," says Dowden, "retaining some of his barbaric simpleness of soul in midst of the subtle and astute politicians of Venice. ..."

2. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"... retaining some of his barbaric simpleness of soul in midst of the subtle and astute politicians of Venice." Great in simple heroic action, ..."

3. The Bookman (1907)
"As we wish to drop no hint that might enable some astute Sherlockian to guess at the identity of the city we have in mind, we shall say no more than that it ..."

4. Life of Japan by Masuji Miyakawa (1907)
"Most astute Diplomatic Sagacity: Therefore, the important brief committed to Commodore MC Perry by President Fill- more and delivered to the officials at ..."

5. The Chronicles of Baltimore: Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town by John Thomas Scharf (1874)
"As a political speaker it is said no one ever heard his superior; as a profound and astute lawyer he had few equals. When practising his profession he was ..."

6. The Expositor edited by William Robertson Nicoll, Samuel Cox, James Moffatt (1895)
"It may be asked, If the Chronicler was so astute as to hide his identity in the other speeches by employing classic Hebrew, how is it that he forgot his ..."

7. Baltimore: Its History and Its People by Clayton Colman Hall, Lewis Historical Publishing Co (1912)
"Loyal friend, able business man, astute financier, leader in all projects for civic progress, all these personalities are united in one man, Frank N. Hoen, ..."

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