What does "Shrewd" mean?


(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