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"shrewd" in British English

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shrewdadjective

uk   us   /ʃruːd/ approving
shrewdly
adverb uk   us   /ˈʃruːd.li/
She shrewdly ​predicted the ​stockmarketcrash.
shrewdness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈʃruːd.nəs/
(Definition of shrewd from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shrewd" in American English

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shrewdadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ʃrud/
able to ​judge a ​situationaccurately and ​turn it to ​your own ​advantage: He’s a very shrewd ​businessman. Barbara made some shrewd investments.
(Definition of shrewd from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shrewd" in Business English

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shrewdadjective

uk   us   /ʃruːd/
able to ​judgepeople and ​situations well and make good decisions: My one ​big regret is about ​money - I wish I'd been more shrewd. Simon is an extremely shrewd ​businessman. The ​time is ripe for shrewd ​investors to make a ​killing on ​investmenttrusts.
based on good ​understanding or ​judgment: The ​banks have probably taken a shrewd decisionselling some ​stock now. Shrewd ​investment in American ​property soon ​reaped Gilbert a second ​fortune. Looking to the East to ​invest might be a shrewd ​move.
shrewdly
adverb
He shrewdly ​invested his ​earnings.
(Definition of shrewd from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shrewd”
in Korean 약삭빠른, 영리한…
in Arabic ثاقِب الرَّأي…
in Malaysian bijak…
in French astucieux…
in Russian проницательный, практичный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明智的, 精明的…
in Italian accorto, astuto, scaltro…
in Turkish kurnaz, zeki, açıkgöz…
in Polish błyskotliwy, sprytny…
in Spanish perspicaz, astuto…
in Vietnamese khôn ngoan, lanh lợi…
in Portuguese sagaz, astuto…
in Thai หลักแหลม…
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…
in Indonesian cerdik…
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