Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
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Tuesday word: Astute

So sorry i missed last week. I didn't realize I hadn't posted a word until I noticed that I didn't have an entry from me in my email...and by then it was too late.

Anyway...today's word.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Astute (adjective)
as·tute [uh-stoot, uh-styoot]


adjective
1. of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis.
2. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts.

RELATED FORMS
as·tute·ly, adverb
as·tute·ness, noun

RELATED WORDS
adroit, discerning, shrewd, keen, canny, intelligent, crafty, insightful, brainy, bright, calculating, clever, foxy, knowing, perspicacious, sagacious, savvy, sharp, sly

Synonyms
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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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASTUTE
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.
HOW I WRITE: MEG WOLITZER|NOAH CHARNEY|MARCH 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST

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
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