Definition of astute in English:
Having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage: an astute businessman
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- 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.
shrewd, sharp, sharp-witted, razor-sharp, acute, quick, quick-witted, ingenious, clever, intelligent, bright, brilliant, smart, canny, intuitive, discerning, perceptive, perspicacious, penetrating, insightful, incisive, piercing, discriminating, sagacious, wise, judicious;
British informal suss
Scottish & Northern English informal pawky
dated , informal long-headed
- 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.
- 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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