shrewdness

  • 1 shrewdness — UK US /ˈʃruːdnəs/ noun [U] ► the ability to judge people and situations well and make good decisions: »Her greatest asset may prove to be her shrewdness. ► good judgment or understanding: »Billboards are placed with pinpoint shrewdness. »It is a… …

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  • 2 shrewdness — index discretion (quality of being discreet), discrimination (good judgment), forethought, insight, perception, prudence, sagacity …

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  • 3 shrewdness — n. 1) to display shrewdness 2) shrewdness at 3) the shrewdness to + inf. (she had the shrewdness to buy real estate when the market was depressed) * * * [ ʃruːdnɪs] to display shrewdness shrewdness at the shrewdness to + inf. (she had the… …

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  • 4 shrewdness — noun he was never known for his shrewdness, but we never thought he could be that stupid Syn: astuteness, sharp wittedness, acuteness, acumen, acuity, intelligence, cleverness, smartness, wit, canniness, common sense, discernment, insight,… …

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  • 5 shrewdness — shrewd ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing sharp powers of judgement; astute. DERIVATIVES shrewdly adverb shrewdness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «evil in nature or character»: from SHREW(Cf. ↑shrew) in the obsolete sense «evil person or… …

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  • 6 Shrewdness — Shrewd Shrewd, a. [Compar. {Shrewder}; superl. {Shrewdest}.] [Originally the p. p. of shrew, v.t.] 1. Inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish.… …

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  • 7 shrewdness — noun see shrewd …

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  • 8 shrewdness — shrewd·ness (shro͞odʹnĭs) n. 1. The quality of being shrewd. 2. An aggregation of apes. See Synonyms at flock1. * * * …

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  • 9 shrewdness — noun a) The quality of being shrewd. b) An invented collective name for a group of apes …

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  • 10 shrewdness — Synonyms and related words: Italian hand, acumen, acuteness, animal cunning, art, artfulness, artifice, astuteness, cageyness, callidity, canniness, cleverness, craft, craftiness, cunning, cunningness, deviousness, discernment, discrimination,… …

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  • 11 shrewdness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. astuteness, perspicacity, sharpness; see acumen , judgment 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Skill in perceiving, discriminating, or judging: acumen, astuteness, clear sightedness, discernment, discrimination, eye,… …

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  • 12 shrewdness — shrewd·ness || ʃuːdnɪs n. cleverness, craftiness; intelligence, judiciousness, astuteness …

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  • 13 shrewdness — n. 1. Cunning, archness, artfulness, subtlety, craft, astuteness, slyness, art, address, skill, policy. 2. Sagacity, acumen, acuteness, perspicacity, sharpness, keenness, ingenuity, discernment, penetration, intelligence, mother wit …

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  • 14 shrewdness — shrewd·ness …

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  • 15 shrewdness — See: shrewd …

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  • 16 shrewdness — noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings) • Syn: ↑astuteness, ↑perspicacity, ↑perspicaciousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑perspicacious (for: ↑perspicaciousness), ↑ …

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  • 17 Rat cunning — shrewdness; slyness …

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  • 18 sharp wittedness — shrewdness, cleverness …

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  • 19 acumen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. discernment, shrewdness, penetration; intelligence.Ant., dullness, obtuseness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. keenness, insight, penetration, perspicacity, percipience, discernment, sharpness, acuteness,… …

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  • 20 Lincoln, Abraham — born Feb. 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Ky., U.S. died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C. 16th president of the U.S. (1861–65). Born in a Kentucky log cabin, he moved to Indiana in 1816 and to Illinois in 1830. After working as a storekeeper, a rail… …

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