What are some alternative words for shrewdness?

Synonyms for shrewdness

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrewdness, astuteness, perspicacity, perspicaciousness(noun)

    intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

    Synonyms:
    astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth, sound judgement, judgement, judgment, perspicacity, perspicaciousness, sound judgment, deepness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shrewdness

    Sharpness, acuteness, and insight, however keen, and penetration, however deep, fall short of the meaning of acumen, which implies also ability to use these qualities to advantage. There are persons of keen insight and great penetration to whom these powers are practically useless. Acumen is sharpness to some purpose, and belongs to a mind that is comprehensive as well as keen. Cleverness is a practical aptitude for study or learning. Insight and discernment are applied oftenest to the judgment of character; penetration and perspicacity to other subjects of knowledge. Sagacity is an uncultured skill in using quick perceptions for a desired end, generally in practical affairs; acumen may increase with study, and applies to the most erudite matters. Shrewdness is keenness or sagacity, often with a somewhat evil bias, as ready to take advantage of duller intellects. Perspicacity is the power to see clearly through that which is difficult or involved. We speak of the acuteness of an observer or a reasoner, the insight and discernment of a student, a clergyman, or a merchant, the sagacity of a hound, the keenness of a debater, the shrewdness of a usurer, the penetration, perspicacity, and acumen of a philosopher.

    Synonyms:
    acumen, acuteness, cleverness, discernment, insight, keenness, penetration, perspicacity, sagacity, sharpness

    Antonyms:
    bluntness, dulness, obtuseness, stupidity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shrewdness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    cunning, archness, artfulness, subtlety, craft, astuteness, slyness, art, address, skill, policy

  2. shrewdness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sagacity, acumen, acuteness, perspicacity, sharpness, keenness, ingenuity, discernment, penetration, intelligence, mother-wit, quick parts

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shrewdness(n)

    Synonyms:
    acumen, astuteness, sharpness, long-headedness

How to pronounce shrewdness?

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

How to say shrewdness in sign language?

  1. shrewdness

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#2499depth
#4456judgment
#4791insight
#9116penetration
#12068judgement
#30484sharpness
#37893acumen
#44038discernment
#69512cleverness
#91928sagacity
#115920profundity
#136271keenness
#151922shrewdness
#177701acuteness
#180176deepness
#192914perspicacity
#249232astuteness

Translations for shrewdness

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for shrewdness »

Translation

Find a translation for the shrewdness 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)
  • Український (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 shrewdness

  1. shrewdness

Discuss these shrewdness synonyms with the community:


Citation

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

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"shrewdness." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 6 Apr. 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/shrewdness>.

Are we missing a good synonym for shrewdness?

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 shrewdness:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.