Origin of shrewd
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OTHER WORDS FROM shrewdshrewd·ly, adverbshrewd·ness, nounun·shrewd, adjectiveun·shrewd·ly, adverb
How to use shrewd in a sentence
These rebel customers are far shrewder than our side, and they know how to play us well.
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.
Im shrewder than you, my dear man, said an old candy woman; Ive got a talisman.Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII)|Charles Paul de Kock
At all events, you 'll have to find the road by your own good wits, and it is a path that has puzzled shrewder heads.'Gerald Fitzgerald|Charles James Lever
And if your father says that those mines are valuable, I am prepared to believe him, for there is no shrewder judge in the City.The Slave of Silence|Fred M. White
Ahead was that persistent decline towards something harder, shrewder and less beautiful.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
Methought I saw a fair and sparkling gem In this rude casket—but thy shrewder eye,Wangner!Peter Schlemihl|Adelbert von Chamisso
British Dictionary definitions for shrewd
- piercinga shrewd wind