adj (-er, -est)
- [person] astuto, sagaz, vivo [familiar/colloquial]; [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 idoMore 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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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.