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English adjective: shrewd

1. shrewd marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

SamplesA 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.

Synonymsastute, sharp



2. shrewd used of persons

SamplesThe most calculating and selfish men in the community.

Synonymscalculating, calculative, conniving, scheming



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