Astute meaning

ə-sto͝ot, ə-styo͝ot
Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.
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The definition of astute is someone clever.

Someone good at solving difficult puzzles is an example of astute.

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Having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning; crafty; wily.
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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