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

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley