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Definition of "astuteness" []

  • The quality of being astute. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "astuteness" in a sentence
  • "As this is growing wearisome, I would now recommend for a change something else for a pleasure -- namely, the unconscious astuteness with which good, fat, honest mediocrity always behaves towards loftier spirits and the tasks they have to perform, the subtle, barbed, Jesuitical astuteness, which is a thousand times subtler than the taste and understanding of the middle-class in its best moments -- subtler even than the understanding of its victims: -- a repeated proof that "instinct" is the most intelligent of all kinds of intelligence which have hitherto been discovered."
  • "Ah, it's just that snark-ass kind of astuteness I need in my presidential administration."
  • "The British, with an astuteness which is oftener the character credited to their opponents, managed to get earliest word of the Declaration sent to their own forts on the"