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shrewd

adjective uk   us   /ʃruːd/ approving
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   us   /ˈʃruːd.li/
She shrewdly predicted the stock market crash.
shrewdness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈʃruːd.nəs/
Translations of “shrewd”
in Arabic ثاقِب الرَّأي…
in Korean 약삭빠른, 영리한…
in Malaysian bijak…
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 Vietnamese khôn ngoan, lanh lợi…
in Spanish perspicaz, astuto…
in Portuguese sagaz, astuto…
in Thai หลักแหลม…
in German schlau…
in Catalan sagaç, astut…
in Japanese やり手の, 利口な…
in Indonesian cerdik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 明智的, 精明的…
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