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Middle English shrewed wicked from shrew rascal shrew
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English shrewe (“evil man"). See shrew
Julie gave Adrienne a shrewd look.
He is a very shrewd and garrulous fellow.
It is a shrewd criticism, but needs arguing out.
A shrewd observer at the time pronounced him indispensable.
The remarks on life and on human nature are eminently shrewd and profound.
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