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shrewd

adjective uk   /ʃruːd/ approving us  
C2 having or based on a clear understanding and good judgment of a situation, resulting in an advantage: [+ to infinitive] He was shrewd enough not to take the job when there was the possibility of getting a better one a few months later. She is a shrewd politician who wants to avoid offending the electorate unnecessarily. It was a shrewd move to buy your house just before property prices started to rise.
shrewdly
adverb uk   /ˈʃruːd.li/ us  
She shrewdly predicted the stock market crash.
shrewdness
noun [U] uk   /ˈʃruːd.nəs/ us  
Translations of “shrewd”
in Korean 약삭빠른, 영리한…
in Arabic ثاقِب الرَّأي…
in French astucieux…
in Turkish kurnaz, zeki, açıkgöz…
in Italian accorto, astuto, scaltro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明智的, 精明的…
in Russian проницательный, практичный…
in Polish błyskotliwy, sprytny…
in Spanish perspicaz, astuto…
in Portuguese sagaz, astuto…
in German schlau…
in Catalan sagaç, astut…
in Japanese やり手の, 利口な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 明智的, 精明的…
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