Variant of shrewd
- evil, bad, wicked, mischievous, shrewish, etc.
- artful, cunning, wily, etc. in one's dealings with others
- keen-witted, clever, or sharp in practical affairs; astute: the usual current sense
- Archaic keen; piercing; sharp
Origin: ME schrewed, pp. of schrewen, to curse < schrewe: see shrew
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