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shrewd

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshrewdshrewd /ʃruːd/ ●○○ adjective  1 INTELLIGENTgood at judging what people or situations are really like Malcolm is a shrewd businessman. She was shrewd enough to guess who was responsible. Capra looked at her with shrewd eyes.2 INTELLIGENTwell judged and likely to be right a shrewd decision Bridget has a shrewd idea of what will sell.shrewdly adverb ‘Something tells me you’ve already decided, ’ he said shrewdly.shrewdness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
shrewdKyle is a shrewd, aggressive manager.We assumed that so long as we moved along shrewd and cautious and quiet we would be safe.As a manager, Watson is both shrewd and tough.Dark-haired, he had shrewd beady eyes, was clean-shaven and showed the beginnings of a jowl.Are you a shrewd businessman, quick to see an opportunity or a bargain?Was he, perhaps, an actor, a ghost, a shrewd fiction?Thanks to some shrewd investments, they've got plenty of money left.He made a large personal fortune, partly from fees, partly from shrewd investments.Sachs was a shrewd judge of character, and chose his staff well.There was a good living to be had for a shrewd man in an institution.Pre-match preparation and shrewd organisation have created consistency.They had once been shrewd traders of horseflesh.
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