Associations to the word «Shrewd»

Wiktionary

SHREWD, adjective. Showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters
SHREWD, adjective. Artful, tricky or cunning
SHREWD, adjective. Streetwise
SHREWD, adjective. Knowledgeable
SHREWD, adjective. (archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.

Dictionary definition

SHREWD, adjective. Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow".
SHREWD, adjective. Used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Pythagoras