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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence;
- Example: "a smart businessman"
- Example: "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"
- Example: "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
[syn: astute, sharp, shrewd]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Astute \As*tute"\, a. [L. astutus, fr. astus craft, cunning; perh. cognate with E. acute.] Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty. [1913 Webster] Syn: Keen; eagle-eyed; penetrating; skilled; discriminating; cunning; sagacious; subtle; wily; crafty. [1913 Webster] As*tute"ly, adv. -- As*tute"ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

astute adj 1: 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" [syn: astute, sharp, shrewd]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "astute": Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, adroit, alert, apperceptive, appercipient, arch, argute, artful, cagey, calculating, canny, clever, cogent, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, designing, diplomatic, discerning, discreet, farseeing, farsighted, feline, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, foxy, guileful, heady, incisive, ingenious, insidious, insightful, intelligent, inventive, judicious, keen, knowing, knowledgeable, longheaded, longsighted, observant, pawky, penetrating, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, piercing, politic, provident, prudent, quick, quick-witted, ready, resourceful, sagacious, sage, savvy, scheming, serpentine, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, smooth, snaky, sneaky, sophistical, stealthy, strategic, subtile, subtle, supple, tactical, trenchant, trickish, tricksy, tricky, underhand, underhanded, understanding, vulpine, wary, wily, wise