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Definition of shrewd adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (shrewder, shrewdest)
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  1. 1very good at understanding and making judgments about a situation synonym astute a shrewd businessman She is a shrewd judge of character.
  2. 2showing good judgment and likely to be right a shrewd move He made a shrewd observation about them just now.
adverb Linda looked at him shrewdly.
noun [uncountable] The coach showed considerable tactical shrewdness.
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