adjective, shrewd·er, shrewd·est.
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As my colleague Ben Morris wrote years ago, the advantage Beane’s shrewd deal-making brought to Oakland year after year was worth far more than any one star player could have provided the franchise.If Billy Beane Is Done With Baseball, He’s Left An Indelible Mark|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 15, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Tesla’s been shrewd in exploiting a system in which rivals help fund its rise.Tesla’s biggest profit center is dangerously close to running out of power|Shawn Tully|September 30, 2020|Fortune
Dramatic as the latter move would be, it would be a shrewd one considering how declining linear viewership and accelerating cord cutting is making the economics of operating a cable TV network less tenable.‘This was the zeitgeist year’: How TV networks sold advertisers on streaming in this year’s upfront|Tim Peterson|September 30, 2020|Digiday
For tech companies, the four-day week incites laser focus and shrewd prioritization.‘One debt companies are building up is burnout’: Ad tech embraces the four-day working week|Lucinda Southern|September 28, 2020|Digiday
Equal parts bitter tragedy and shrewd satire, it’s a cautionary tale against the ephemeral allures of fame and fortune, as well as an indictment of an industry that exploits and then discards the very people who make it possible in the first place.
Following in those shrewd, shirtless footsteps, perhaps one day Jonas will be peed on by Nicole Kidman, too.Nick Jonas Is All Grown Up, Clutching His Penis and Everything|Kevin Fallon|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The deviating family melodrama has, thankfully, been replaced by shrewd spycraft.‘Homeland’ Season 4: A Stripped-Down and Surprisingly Badass Return to Form|Marlow Stern|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As someone with a shrewd eye for the absurd, it is entirely possible somewhere Joan Rivers is smiling right now.
It was, all things considered, a very shrewd publicity stunt.Fear of a Minority Superhero: Marvel's Obsession with White Guys Saving the World|Marlow Stern|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be fair, the palace have played a very shrewd game with George.Prince George’s First Year Bodes Well for the Survival of the Royals|Tom Sykes|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet he could see into the heart of things as well as most men, for he was a shrewd Scotchman, and had a pawky humour.
This was accompanied by a shrewd look to his son, indicating plainly enough what he expected him to say.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
A vein of shrewd and humorous sarcasm, together with an under-current of quiet selfishness, made him a very pleasant companion. '
With the shrewd cleverness that scarcely ever deserted her, she had forced her temper into the service of deception.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Taylor is a shrewd fellow; full of useful bits of information, and knows, I really believe, three-fourths of London by name.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for shrewd
- piercinga shrewd wind