1. [syn: astutely, shrewdly, sagaciously, sapiently, acutely]
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.
Syn: Keen; eagle-eyed; penetrating; skilled; discriminating;
cunning; sagacious; subtle; wily; crafty.
[1913 Webster] As*tute"ly, adv. -- As*tute"ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a shrewd manner; "he invested his fortune astutely";
"he was acutely insightful" [syn: astutely, shrewdly,
sagaciously, sapiently, acutely]