What are some alternative words for astute?

Synonyms for astute
əˈstut, əˈstyut

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term astute.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. astute, sharp, shrewd(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. astute(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    wily, crafty, shrewd

  2. astute(adjective)

    quickly and critically discerning

    Synonyms:
    crafty, wily, shrewd

  3. astute(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. astute(a.)

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

  2. astute(a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    shrewd, clever, perceptive, cunning, canny, intelligent, smart, insightful, discerning, wise

How to pronounce astute?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say astute in sign language?

  1. astute

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#2207smart
#3091sharp
#4704knowing
#4767intelligent
#4991wise
#5690acute
#9217keen
#9840subtle
#10247clever
#11018piercing
#11602calculating
#11793crisp
#14663insightful
#21938tart
#22283penetrating
#24948discerning
#25806crafty
#26623cunning
#27559abrupt
#29124discriminating
#34018astute
#43378perceptive
#44023incisive
#44318shrewd
#46745shrill
#48777wily
#60128scheming
#65400canny
#75592precipitous
#98300conniving
#127341sagacious
#135647penetrative
#206784subtile
#268563perspicacious
#308569calculative

How to use astute in a sentence?

  1. Charles Blow:

    He's a good kid, and just wants to go to school. But one thing that he told me was really astute and worth sharing : he doesn't want this story to only be about him, he realizes that there are other young people who have fewer privileges, less access and endure even greater traumas, but whose stories go unreported until something truly tragic happens. He wants the focus to remain on them. I couldn't be prouder of him for having the wisdom to recognize that.

  2. 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.

  3. Keith Pogson:

    There is a clear distinction between investment outflows that will ultimately lead to foreign direct investment in China, and hot money that's gone forever, the ChemChina deal is a very astute transaction and we will continue to see a fairly high level of such transactions, and this is not contrary to the outflow control objective.

  4. Teresa Tomeo:

    Most visitors feel better that security is taken so seriously and accept it, we can either choose to live in fear and stay away from places we’ve always dreamed of visiting or we can be astute travelers attentive to our surroundings and willing to work with security forces trying to enhance safety.

  5. 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.


Translations for astute

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for astute »

Translation

Find a translation for the astute synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of astute

  1. astute
    astute
    astute
    astute
    astute

Discuss these astute synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "astute." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 26 Nov. 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/astute>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for astute?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for astute:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.