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Definition of "astute" []

  • Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns. See Synonyms at shrewd. (adjective)
  • Having insight or acumen; perceptive; shrewd (adjective)

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Use "astute" in a sentence
  • "While Bernard Gunderson was known as an astute businessman with a knack for good timing, Phillips said that above all, he lived a quiet, principled life."
  • "The deal allies the bank with a billionaire investor known as an astute judge of value, who emerged during the financial crisis as an outspoken advocate of investing in America's future."
  • "Most so-called astute mortgage shoppers think they should call around to shop rates."