It remains to be seen whether his astuteness will serve against the search to be resumed on the morrow.
But the astuteness of my veteran circumvented all these plans.
His astuteness was slipping from him, even while he bragged of it.
The astuteness of William of Orange had in this instance been deceived.
The mother little dreamed, with all her astuteness, of what was really transpiring.
He had not the astuteness to be a rogue; oddly he had the sense to know that he could fool us no longer.
A better specimen of American smartness and Chinese astuteness could hardly be conceived than this crafty and fallacious clause.
The touch showed Jack to be not without some of the astuteness of his mother.
Germany's astuteness in dealing with neutral countries was especially marked in Spain.
The blood ran to my face at this further revelation of his astuteness.
1610s, from Latin astutus "crafty, wary, shrewd; sagacious, expert," from astus "cunning, cleverness, adroitness," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Greek asty "town," a word borrowed into Latin and with an overtone of "city sophistication" (cf. asteism). Related: Astutely; astuteness.