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astute

[ uh-stoot, uh-styoot ]
/ əˈstut, əˈstyut /
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adjective
keenly perceptive or discerning; sagacious: an astute analysis.
shrewd; cunning: an astute merchandising program;an astute manipulation of facts.
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Origin of astute

First recorded in 1605–15; from Latin astūtus “shrewd, sly, cunning,” equivalent to astū- (stem of astus ) “cleverness” + -tus adjective suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM astute

as·tute·ly, adverbas·tute·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for astute

astute
/ (əˈstjuːt) /

adjective
having insight or acumen; perceptive; shrewd

Derived forms of astute

astutely, adverbastuteness, noun

Word Origin for astute

C17: from Latin astūtus cunning, from astus (n) cleverness
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