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shrewd

Pronunciation: /ʃruːd/

Translation of shrewd in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • [person] astuto, sagaz, vivo [colloquial/familiar]; [move/investment] hábil, inteligente; [argument/assessment] hábil, perspicaz, sagaz; [remark] perspicaz he's a shrewd observer of the scene es un sagaz or agudo or perspicaz observador de la situación a shrewd decision una decisión muy acertada he's a shrewd businessman es un lince para los negocios to have a shrewd idea estar* casi seguro, tener* una idea bastante aproximada I've got a shrewd idea (of) where she's gone estoy casi seguro de dónde ha ido
    Example sentences
    • Pitt made his way to power more by shrewd political judgement and sheer luck than by public acclaim.
    • Your admirers and detractors alike have used these terms - an astute politician, shrewd, cunning - to characterise you.
    • He was a very shrewd, very sharp head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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