adjective, shrewd·er, shrewd·est.
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Example sentences from the Web for shrewder
A shrewder wordsmith might have better navigated the thicket of legislative traps during the Arizona debate.Rick Santorum’s Beltway Curse Is Hurting His 2012 Campaign|Howard Kurtz|February 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was described as the apotheosis of mediocrity by MacArthur, but he was much wiser and shrewder.
No signs at all, unless for the first time in their lives the Indians are shrewder than the Long Knives.Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People|Constance D'Arcy Mackay
People of the shrewder sort clearly saw that great results might be expected from education and industrial training.From Slave to College President|Godfrey Holden Pike
And it was not by shrewder wits that other men escaped his all but constant fellowship with reproach and grief.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;|Clark S. Beardslee
In doing as they did, the Comanches were shrewder than would be supposed.The Great Cattle Trail|Edward S. Ellis
Later, however, he dismissed the idea for a shrewder and better understanding.The Man in the Twilight|Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for shrewder
- piercinga shrewd wind