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".

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