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Definition of 'shrewd'


  1. 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"
       Synonyms: astute sharp
  2. used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
       Synonyms: calculating calculative conniving scheming

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