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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: astutus, from astus 'skill'

astute

adjective
     
as‧tute
able to understand situations or behaviour very well and very quickly, especially so that you can get an advantage for yourself [= clever]:
an astute politician
astute investments
astutely adverb
astuteness noun [uncountable]

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