Shrewd meaning

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Having or showing a clever awareness or resourcefulness, especially in practical matters.
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The definition of shrewd is sharp or intelligent with practical concerns.

An example of shrewd is only spending money on necessities.

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(archaic) Keen; piercing; sharp.
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Keen-witted, clever, or sharp in practical affairs; astute.
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Disposed to or marked by artful and cunning practices; tricky.
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(archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
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(archaic) Sharp; penetrating.

A shrewd wind.

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Origin of shrewd

  • Middle English shrewed wicked from shrew rascal shrew

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

  • From Middle English shrewe (“evil man"). See shrew

    From Wiktionary