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Another word for shrewd

Adjective
  1. Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters

  2. See also:

    careful

    ability

Another word for shrewd

Modifier
  1. Cunning

  2. See also:

    sly

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.