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What does "Shrewd" mean?

Definition

(superl.) Able or clever in practical affairs; sharp in business; astute; sharp-witted; sagacious; keen; as, a shrewd observer; a shrewd design; a shrewd reply (superl.) Artful; wily; cunning; arch (superl.) Inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish


Synonyms smart, astute, hard, sharp, conniving, scheming, calculating, calculative


Example: "He was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"


Word Family shrewder, shrewdest, shrewdly, shrewdness