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Definition 1: acting with a specific goal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shrewd or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

Synonyms for shrewd in the sense of this definition

(shrewd is similar to ...) dispassionate

"took a hard look" "a hard bargainer"

Definition 2: marked by practical hardheaded intelligence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shrewd or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for shrewd in the sense of this definition

(shrewd is similar to ...) showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

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