astute

[ uh-stoot, uh-styoot ]
/ əˈstut, əˈstyut /

adjective

of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis.
clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts.

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Origin of astute

1605–15; < Latin astūtus shrewd, sly, cunning, equivalent to astū- (stem of astus) cleverness + -tus adj. suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM astute

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

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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