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English definition of “astute”

astute

adjective uk   /əˈstjuːt/ us    /-ˈstuːt/
clever and quick to see how to take advantage of a situation: an astute investor/businesswoman his astute handling of the situation an astute observer of human behaviourIntelligencePerceptive
astutely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
IntelligencePerceptive
astuteness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
IntelligencePerceptive
(Definition of astute from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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