adjective, shrewd·er, shrewd·est.
- shrew mole,
Origin of shrewd
Examples from the Web for shrewdly
Back in November, SNL shrewdly skewered its diversity problem with its Kerry Washington-hosted outing.Finally! ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hires Sasheer Zamata, First Black Female Cast Member in 5 Years|Kevin Fallon|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The astronomical valuation of Tesla could be a sign that investors are shrewdly predicting the future.Tesla’s Rise Forces Other Automakers to Up Their Electric Car Game|Daniel Gross|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As USA Today shrewdly noted: “Analysts expect water to hold on to its top spot for years to come.”Are Americans Done With Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Dr Pepper?|William O’Connor|July 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She notes that the global financial system has shrewdly come up with ways to help children spend money.How Jeroo Billimoria Is Turning Poor Kids Into Savers|Daniel Gross|March 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is, however, good for the coalition partners in Catalonia, who have shrewdly set a far-away date for the referendum.
This is the wild quest upon which he and his companions have departed, and from which I shrewdly suspect they never will return.Long Odds|H. Rider Haggard
Let me now repay you by another which I shrewdly suspect to be in the same condition.Confessions Of Con Cregan|Charles James Lever
What she had shrewdly taken stock of was the cut and material of the English tweed sports suit Leslie was wearing.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore|Pauline Lester
The lady's face grew clouded as she listened, for from my insistence she shrewdly inferred that it imported to be gone.The Shame of Motley|Raphael Sabatini
Natalie eyed her shrewdly, but there was no self-consciousness in Audrey's face.Dangerous Days|Mary Roberts Rinehart
- piercinga shrewd wind
Word Origin for shrewd
c.1300, "wicked, evil," from shrewe "wicked man" (see shrew). Cf. crabbed from crab (n.), dogged from dog (n.), wicked from witch (n.). The sense of "cunning" is first recorded 1510s. Related: Shrewdly; shrewdness. Strutt's "Sports and Pastimes of the People of England" (1801) has a shrewdness of apes for a company or group of them. Shrewdie "cunning person" is from 1916.