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Meaning of ASTUTE

Pronunciation:  u'stoot

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

ASTUTE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: sharp, shrewd, smart



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\As*tute"\, a. [L. astutus, fr. astus craft, cunning;
perh. cognate with E. acute.]
Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty.

Syn: Keen; eagle-eyed; penetrating; skilled; discriminating;
     cunning; sagacious; subtle; wily; crafty. {As*tute"ly},
     adv. -- {As*tute"ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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