Shrewd synonyms

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Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious:
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Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
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Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
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Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily.
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Careful not to get caught or fooled
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Showing sound judgment and rationality:
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Sharp-witted; mentally acute; shrewd
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The definition of perceptive is someone who is intuitive, who understands people or situations and who shows sensitivity.
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(Northumbrian) Very or much.
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Implying shrewd understanding or possession of secret or inside information
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Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness; mentally shrewd.
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The definition of perspicacious is being perceptive with clear vision and good judgment.
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The definition of ingenious is clever and inventive, or someone who is smart, clever or original.
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(Especially of a robot) Which has the ability to calculate.
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Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
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Characterized by acumen; keen.
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Having an acute angle.
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Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
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Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings; caustic:
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Alternative form of cagey.
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Acting or working in a thoughtful, painstaking way
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Circumspect is defined as cautious and unwilling to take risks.
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(US, colloquial, rare) Cute, appealing.
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Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
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Being considerate about the future with respect to one's own plans or deeds; showing anticipation.
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Foxlike; crafty; wily; sly
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The definition of heady is something that has an intoxicating or exhilarating effect.
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Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful
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Neat is defined as someone or something that is tidy, well-formed or well-done.
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(Literary) Perilous; dangerous; risky
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Able or seeming to pierce, as:
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The definition of politic is someone who is shrewd, tactful or unethical.
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Characterized by or resulting from care or wisdom in practical matters or in planning for the future:
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The definition of reflective is something that produces a reflection or mirror image. It also is someone who is often deep in thought.
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Showing wisdom and good judgment
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Not ornate or impractical:
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Vigilant; alert:
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(Informal) Clever in deception or trickery; deceptively plausible; smooth
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Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
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Full of wiles; cunning.
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Keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation; shrewdness
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(Obsolete) craftiness, cunning
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The quality of being canny
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Understanding or knowledge that results from this
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A distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things.
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Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
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The quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgment
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The quality of being shrewd.
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(Of art) Produced in a simple, childlike style, deliberately rejecting sophisticated techniques.
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Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.
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Exhibiting a lack of thought:
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Embarrassed; abashed:
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The definition of frivolous is something that has little value or importance or is silly or trivial.
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(Informal) Shrewd or discerning
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Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters
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Of, pertaining to, or involving calculation.
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The definition of conniving is someone who is prone to scheming in a harmful way.
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Given to forming schemes or plots; crafty, tricky, deceitful, etc.
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Synonym Study

  • 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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