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astute

Saltos de línea: as¦tute
Pronunciación: /əˈstjuːt
 
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Definición de astute en inglés:

adjetivo

Having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage: an astute businessman
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He is said to be acutely focused and astute in assessing what he should and should not buy.
  • I regard him as an astute businessman who is very conscious of the value of capital.
  • Our leader is intelligent and astute, as we have seen with her handling of Iraq.
Sinónimos
cunning, artful, crafty, wily, calculating
British informal suss
Scottish & Northern English informal pawky
North American informal heads-up, whip-smart
dated , informal long-headed

Origen

early 17th century: from obsolete French astut or Latin astutus, from astus 'craft'.

Derivados

astutely

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • Buckley once astutely described football as a placebo for the masses - something ineffectual that the fans mistakenly believe to be authentic.
  • People, as John Howard very astutely said, want to feel relaxed and comfortable.
  • The film's final moments astutely sum up the final, unequivocal victory of capitalism.

astuteness

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • He is known far and wide, not for his intellectual astuteness or classroom achievements, but for his ability to energize campus social life.
  • An increasingly educated electorate can spot bias with greater acumen and astuteness than ever before.
  • I want to thank Brian Gelling for his foresight and astuteness in handling the negotiations.

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