Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters
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A brave soldier, an experienced and astute general, he was never happier than when engaged in war.
He was astute in business matters.
He was an astute businessman who easily could turn a profit.
An exceptionally astute businessman, John Parker, said he has my name and address.
I figured this county deserves a more astute sheriff than the current candidate, so I tossed my hat in the ring this morning.