Definition of astute in English:

astute

Line breaks: as¦tute
Pronunciation: /əˈstjuːt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

astutely

adverb
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  • 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

noun
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  • 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.

Origin

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

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