"astute Synonyms"

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Word Example of - astute

    Example Sentences for astute

    Besides this question of handicap, he was afraid with so astute a man as Coburn he would sooner or later give himself away.

    You are so clever, you are so astute when you put your mind to it!

    Nevis was far too astute to disparage the man he did not like openly to his wife, so he made a sign of assent.

    This astute man of the world attacked him along peculiar lines.

    This arrangement did not, however, meet the approbation of the astute William, who insisted on dividing the spoils by lot.

    He was far too courtly, too astute, to express his real sentiments.

    Nay more, he was almost sure that that astute personage would read his secret in his eyes.

    He was not astute, but hints like this were not far from kicks.

    But that was something which that astute and resolute corporation showed no inclination to do.

    That, to an astute mind, suggested something behind this sale.

Word Origin & History of - astute

    Word Origin & History

    astute 1610s, from L. astutus "crafty," from astus "cunning, cleverness, adroitness," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Gk. asty "town," a word borrowed into L. and with an overtone of "city sophistication." Related: Astuteness (1843).