Part of speech:
Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious:
Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
Careful not to get caught or fooled
Showing sound judgment and rationality:
Sharp-witted; mentally acute; shrewd
The definition of perceptive is someone who is intuitive, who understands people or situations and who shows sensitivity.
Implying shrewd understanding or possession of secret or inside information
The definition of perspicacious is being perceptive with clear vision and good judgment.
The definition of ingenious is clever and inventive, or someone who is smart, clever or original.
Having an acute angle.
Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings; caustic:
Acting or working in a thoughtful, painstaking way
Circumspect is defined as cautious and unwilling to take risks.
Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
Foxlike; crafty; wily; sly
The definition of heady is something that has an intoxicating or exhilarating effect.
Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful
Neat is defined as someone or something that is tidy, well-formed or well-done.
(Literary) Perilous; dangerous; risky
Able or seeming to pierce, as:
The definition of politic is someone who is shrewd, tactful or unethical.
Characterized by or resulting from care or wisdom in practical matters or in planning for the future:
The definition of reflective is something that produces a reflection or mirror image. It also is someone who is often deep in thought.
Showing wisdom and good judgment
Not ornate or impractical:
(Informal) Clever in deception or trickery; deceptively plausible; smooth
Full of wiles; cunning.
Keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation; shrewdness
The quality of being canny
Understanding or knowledge that results from this
Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
The quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgment
Exhibiting a lack of thought:
The definition of frivolous is something that has little value or importance or is silly or trivial.
(Informal) Shrewd or discerning
Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters
The definition of conniving is someone who is prone to scheming in a harmful way.
Given to forming schemes or plots; crafty, tricky, deceitful, etc.
- Astute implies shrewdness combined with sagacity and sometimes connotes, in addition, artfulness or cunning an astute politician See also syn. study at clever.
- Perspicacious suggests the penetrating mental vision or discernment that enables one clearly to see and understand what is obscure, hidden, etc. a perspicacious judge of character
- Sagacious implies keen discernment and farsighted judgment a sagacious counselor
- Shrewd implies keenness of mind, sharp insight, and a cleverness in practical matters a shrewd comment, businessman, etc.
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