AskDefine | Define shrewd

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shrewd adj
1 marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow" [syn: astute, sharp]
2 used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community" [syn: calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming]

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/ʃɹuːd/, , /Sru:d/


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showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters
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