Adjective(1) marked by practical hardheaded intelligence(2) acting with a specific goal
(1) The sisters have already adopted a shrewd business move to allow children and their parents to learn together at the same time.(2) This acts as another check on presidential power and a shrewd president will realise this.(3) Your admirers and detractors alike have used these terms - an astute politician, shrewd , cunning - to characterise you.(4) Shumba was a fast fellow though and with a shrewd , sharp glance at Shanza he sat back for a moment.(5) Whether Gandhi made her move out of shrewd calculation or simple magnanimity, it was a political master stroke.(6) The great Democratic presidents were not merely shrewd enough to balance their domestic programmes with a proficiency at fighting wars.(7) General manager Danny Ferry made a shrewd move in signing the 32-year-old power forward.(8) Miller's round body and comeback saga make him a fan favorite, but he's neither quick nor shrewd enough to play quality defense.(9) The case cannot be literally proved, of course, but we have a shrewd idea of what can happen when such regimes are left to choose the initiative.(10) Pitt made his way to power more by shrewd political judgement and sheer luck than by public acclaim.(11) Businessmen will hire shrewd youngsters, who will help boost business.(12) In a press conference held in Melksham, the extent of his ill-gotten gains was revealed giving an insight into a man who the police describe as manipulative and a shrewd businessman.(13) Aside from sponsoring motor races, Gordon was shrewd enough to recognise the potential of the infant motor industry.(14) He was a very shrewd , very sharp head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.(15) A shrewd businessman, he raised his fees to unprecedented heights - and his envious rivals followed his example.(16) Talking of money, the reporters were shrewd enough to know that there was an emergency allowance set aside for those deprived of their means of livelihood.
1. astute ::
2. calculative ::
1. unknowing ::
shrewd, shrewder, shrewdest, shrewdly, shrewdness
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