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SHREWD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shrewd mean? 

SHREWD (adjective)
  The adjective SHREWD has 2 senses:

1. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
2. used of persons

  Familiarity information: SHREWD used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHREWD (adjective)


Sense 1shrewd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

Synonyms:

astute; shrewd; sharp

Context examples:

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

Similar:

smart (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)


Sense 2shrewd [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of persons

Synonyms:

calculating; calculative; scheming; conniving; shrewd

Context example:

the most calculating and selfish men in the community

Similar:

hard (dispassionate)


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