astute

  • 1 Astute — steht für: HMS Astute (P447), U Boot der Amphion Klasse der britischen Royal Navy, das 1945 vom Stapel lief und 1970 verschrottet wurde HMS Astute (S119), Atom U Boot der Astute Klasse der britischen Royal Navy, das 2007 vom Stapel lief Astute… …

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  • 2 Astute — As*tute , a. [L. astutus, fr. astus craft, cunning; perh. cognate with E. acute.] Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty. [1913 Webster] Syn: Keen; eagle eyed; penetrating; skilled; discriminating; cunning; sagacious; subtle;… …

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  • 3 astute — index acute, artful, circumspect, cognizant, discreet, discriminating (judicious), judicious, knowing …

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  • 4 astute — 1610s, from L. astutus crafty, wary, shrewd; sagacious, expert, from astus cunning, cleverness, adroitness, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Gk. asty town, a word borrowed into Latin and with an overtone of city sophistication (Cf. ASTEISM (Cf.… …

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  • 5 astute — *shrewd, perspicacious, sagacious Analogous words: *sharp, keen, acute: discreet, prudent, foresighted (see under PRUDENCE): knowing, *intelligent, clever, smart: wily, crafty, cunning, *sly Antonyms: gullible Contrasted words: ingenuous, naive,… …

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  • 6 astute — [adj] perceptive adroit, brainy, bright, calculating, canny, clever, crafty, discerning, foxy, insightful, intelligent, keen, knowing, not born yesterday*, on the ball*, perspicacious, quick on the uptake*, sagacious, savvy, sharp, sharp as a… …

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  • 7 astute — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ good at making accurate judgements; shrewd. DERIVATIVES astutely adverb astuteness noun. ORIGIN Latin astutus, from astus craft …

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  • 8 astute — [ə sto͞ot′, əstyo͞ot′] adj. [L astutus < astus, craft, cunning] having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning; crafty; wily SYN. SHREWD astutely adv. astuteness n …

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  • 9 astute — adj. (formal) astute at (astute at conducting negotiations) * * * [ə stjuːt] (formal) astute at (astute at conducting negotiations) …

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  • 10 astute — astutely, adv. astuteness, n. /euh stooht , euh styooht /, adj. 1. of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis. 2. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts. [1605… …

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  • 11 astute — [[t]əstju͟ːt, AM əstu͟ːt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as astute, you think they show an understanding of behaviour and situations, and are skilful at using this knowledge to their own advantage. She was politically astute... He made a… …

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  • 12 astute — adjective Etymology: Latin astutus, from astus craft Date: 1565 having or showing shrewdness and perspicacity < an astute observer > < astute remarks >; also crafty, wily Synonyms: see shrewd • astu …

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  • 13 astute — as|tute [əˈstju:t US əˈstu:t] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: astutus, from astus skill ] able to understand situations or behaviour very well and very quickly, especially so that you can get an advantage for yourself = ↑clever ▪ an astute …

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  • 14 astute — adjective able to understand situations or behaviour very well and very quickly, especially so that you can get an advantage for yourself: a particularly astute electoral move | astute investments astutely adverb astuteness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 astute — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ very ▪ financially, politically Astute is used with these nouns: ↑businessman, businesswoman, ↑ …

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  • 16 astute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. clever, shrewd, cunning. See intelligence. Ant., slow witted, obtuse. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. keen, shrewd, clever; see intelligent 1 , shrewd . See Synonym Study at shrewd . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 17 astute — adjective an astute investor Syn: shrewd, sharp, acute, adroit, quick, clever, crafty, intelligent, bright, smart, canny, intuitive, perceptive, insightful, incisive, sagacious, wise; informal on the ball, quick on the uptake …

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  • 18 astute — [əˈstjuːt] adj good at making decisions that benefit you an astute judge of the stock market[/ex] astutely adv …

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  • 19 astute — adjective /əsˈtjuːt/ a) quickly and critically discerning b) shrewd or crafty …

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  • 20 astute — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, adroit, alert, apperceptive, appercipient, arch, argute, artful, cagey, calculating, canny, clever, cogent, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep laid, designing, diplomatic,… …

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