Origin of astute
OTHER WORDS FROM astuteas·tute·ly, adverbas·tute·ness, noun
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How to use astute in a sentence
Mujahid has been astute about optics as well — a TV interview with a Taliban official was anchored by a woman journalist.The 3 things experts are watching to evaluate the Taliban|Gabby Birenbaum|August 25, 2021|Vox
Kjartansson is an astute artist, and his collaborators include some of Iceland’s most talented and creative composers and musicians.Revisiting ‘The Visitors’: An oral history of Ragnar Kjartansson’s multimedia masterpiece|Sebastian Smee, Gabriel Florit, Joanne Lee|July 23, 2021|Washington Post
They played the fool in the tragedy, although Shakespeare’s fools tended to be more astute.
My colleague Laura Bradley mentioned an astute observation to me.Counterpoint: Disney’s Girlboss ‘Cruella’ Actually Rules|Kevin Fallon|May 28, 2021|The Daily Beast
Hardened into received wisdom, this presumption is now repeated even by astute contemporary observers.Los Angeles: “A Humming, Smoking, Ever-Changing Contraption”|Colin Marshall|April 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
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.
In my teens, I could read smart, musically astute critics in many magazines and newspapers.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting|Ted Gioia|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The astute judge had no witnesses, so he both fooled his wife and pleased himself, for his will was worthless.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Both astute gentlemen viewed the situation, and their alarm subsided.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
A pause, the slightest in the world,—but the keen eye of the astute lawyer noted it, and his tone grew in severity and assurance.The Mayor's Wife|Anna Katherine Green
It was at that time they displayed that astute and patiently Machiavellian policy, which finally led to their triumph.The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard
The letter was unsigned, but the handwriting that of my astute agent, Sander.Dross|Henry Seton Merriman