Astute Definition

ə-sto͝ot, ə-styo͝ot
adjective
astuter, astutest
Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.
American Heritage
Having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning; crafty; wily.
Webster's New World
The definition of astute is someone clever.
Someone good at solving difficult puzzles is an example of astute.
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Other Word Forms of Astute

Adjective

Base Form:
astute
Comparative:
astuter
Superlative:
astutest

Origin of Astute

  • Latin astūtus from astus craft wes-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin astūtus, from astuscraft’.

    From Wiktionary

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