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Origin of astute
Examples from the Web for astute
His astute detente diplomacy with the Soviet Union, trying to make the world a safer place, gets high marks.Will the Tapes That Destroyed Nixon Help Rehabilitate His Image?|Scott Porch|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sunday's World Cup final has the most astute soccer experts and eager bookies setting their odds on who will win.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer|Emily Shire|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This collection shows you just how complex and funny and astute she was from the start.
Enter the Taj Group, with its astute understanding of the needs of the well-heeled and the well-traveled.
They are ranked number one by the astute Jeff Sagarin of USA Today.
It at once occurred to these two astute heroes that this would be a magnificent place for boxing-matches.The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's|Talbot Baines Reed
And now I will ask you a question: how can I be astute, if you think me obstinate?Three Plays|Luigi Pirandello
You will do me the justice to observe,” says he, “I have made no secret with the astute Mackellar.The Master of Ballantrae|Robert Louis Stevenson
But the astute Forrest, seeing that the odds were now heavily against him, ordered a retreat.The Rock of Chickamauga|Joseph A. Altsheler
Its first sultan was a man of high character, courteous, dignified, and astute.Southern Spain|A.F. Calvert
Word Origin for astute
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.