Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Latin from obsolete French astut or Latin astutus, from astus ‘craft’
  • shrewd
  • sharp
  • razor-sharp
  • acute
  • quick
  • stupid
having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage
He was described as an astute businessman.
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