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Synonyms for astute
əˈstut, əˈstyutas·tute

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  1. astuteadjective

    Synonyms:
    wily, crafty, shrewd

  2. astuteadjective

    quickly and critically discerning

    Synonyms:
    crafty, wily, shrewd

  3. astuteadjective

    shrewd or crafty

    Synonyms:
    crafty, shrewd, wily

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. astute

    Acute, from the Latin, suggests the sharpness of the needle's point; keen, from the Saxon, the sharpness of the cutting edge. Astute, from the Latin, with the original sense of cunning has come to have a meaning that combines the sense of acute or keen with that of sagacious. The astute mind adds to acuteness and keenness an element of cunning or finesse. The astute debater leads his opponents into a snare by getting them to make admissions, or urge arguments, of which he sees a result that they do not perceive. The acute, keen intellect may take no special advantage of these qualities; the astute mind has always a point to make for itself, and seldom fails to make it. A knowing look, air, etc., in general indicates practical knowledge with a touch of shrewdness, and perhaps of cunning; in regard to some special matter, it indicates the possession of reserved knowledge which the person could impart if he chose. Knowing has often a slightly invidious sense. We speak of a knowing rascal, meaning cunning or shrewd within a narrow range, but of a knowing horse or dog, in the sense of sagacious, implying that he knows more than could be expected of such an animal. A knowing child has more knowledge than would be looked for at his years, perhaps more than is quite desirable, while to speak of a child as intelligent is altogether complimentary.

    Synonyms:
    acute, clear-sighted, crafty, cunning, discerning, discriminating, keen, knowing, penetrating, penetrative, perspicacious, sagacious, sharp, shrewd, subtile, subtle

    Antonyms:
    blind, dull, idiotic, imbecile, shallow, short-sighted, stolid, stupid, undiscerning, unintelligent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. astute

    Synonyms:
    crafty, shrewd, knowing, sharp, discriminating, sagacious, penetrating, acute, discerning, keen

    Antonyms:
    dull, unobserving, undiscriminating, stolid, asinine, anserine, blind

Princeton's WordNet

  1. astute, sharp, shrewdadjective

    marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

    "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, sharp, incisive, conniving, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, calculating, scheming, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, tart, sharp-worded, acute, calculative, acuate, penetrating, piercing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    stupid

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. astuteadjective

    Synonyms:
    cunning, crafty, intriguing, wily, artful, sly, subtle, arch, deep, machiavelian

  2. astuteadjective

    Synonyms:
    shrewd, sagacious, acute, sharp, quick, discerning, ingenious, perspicacious, keen, intelligent, long-headed, keen-sighted, clear-sighted, quick-sighted, eagle-eyed

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How to use astute in a sentence?

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Profound thinkers either become astute lovers or rebellious spirit”

  2. Donald Trump:

    I think Fox News ' Chris Wallace's astute politically. Fox News ' Chris Wallace's a very smart person, Fox News ' Chris Wallace, fox News ' Chris Wallace's going to do what's right. I really believe Fox News ' Chris Wallace's going to do what's right.

  3. John Kerry:

    He was, of course, a uniquely astute analyst and observer of Asia, and it is largely through his life's work that Singapore became one of the United States' strongest strategic partners in the region.

  4. Elizabeth Chew:

    She was incredibly astute at using the channels available to her to further her husband’s and her own political and social ambitions.

  5. The Washington Post:

    Given Putin's background -- a trained career KGB officer -- Vladimir Putin has a very astute and sophisticated understanding of the tools that Vladimir Putin can use to interfere with our election process and to sow discord and distrust, which Vladimir Putin is doing fairly well.


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