Tuesday, July 30, 2019
as·tute [uh-stoot, uh-styoot]
1. of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis.
2. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts.
adroit, discerning, shrewd, keen, canny, intelligent, crafty, insightful, brainy, bright, calculating, clever, foxy, knowing, perspicacious, sagacious, savvy, sharp, sly
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1. smart, quick, perceptive.
2. artful, crafty, wily, sly.
Origin: 1605–15; < Latin astutus shrewd, sly, cunning, equivalent to astu- (stem of astus ) cleverness + -tus adj. suffix
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His astute detente diplomacy with the SovietUnion, trying to make the world a safer place,gets high marks.
WILL THE TAPES THAT DESTROYED NIXON HELP REHABILITATE HIS IMAGE?|SCOTT PORCH|AUGUST 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sunday's World Cup final has the most astutesoccer experts and eager bookies settingtheir odds on who will win.
THE AMAZING TALE OF PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS: GERMANY’S WORLD CUP SOOTHSAYER|EMILY SHIRE|JULY 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This collection shows you just how complexand funny and astute she was from the start.
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Enter the Taj Group, with its astuteunderstanding of the needs of the well-heeled and the well-traveled.
LUSH PLACES: THE SCOTLAND OF INDIA|TUNKU VARADARAJAN|MARCH 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are ranked number one by the astuteJeff Sagarin of USA Today.
KEVIN DURANT IS POISED FOR NBA SUPREMACY|ALLEN BARRA|FEBRUARY 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It at once occurred to these two astute heroes that this would be a magnificent place for boxing-matches.
THE FIFTH FORM AT SAINT DOMINIC'S|TALBOT BAINES REED
And now I will ask you a question: how can I be astute, if you think me obstinate?
THREE PLAYS|LUIGI PIRANDELLO
You will do me the justice to observe,” sayshe, “I have made no secret with the astuteMackellar.
THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE|ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
But the astute Forrest, seeing that the odds were now heavily against him, ordered a retreat.
THE ROCK OF CHICKAMAUGA|JOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
Its first sultan was a man of high character,courteous, dignified, and astute.
SOUTHERN SPAIN|A.F. CALVERT