[ US /ˈʃɹud/ ]
[ UK /ʃɹˈuːd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    a smart businessman
    he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
    an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
  2. acting with a specific goal
    the most calculating and selfish men in the community
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How To Use shrewd In A Sentence

  • He chased the unmigratory tropi-ducks from their shrewd-hidden nests, walked circumspectly among the crocodiles hauled out of water for slumber, and crept under the jungle-roof and spied upon the snow-white saucy cockatoos, the fierce ospreys, the heavy-flighted buzzards, the lories and kingfishers, and the absurdly garrulous little pygmy parrots. CHAPTER XV
  • These malignant Las Vegas showgirl lookalikes are holding Earth hostage, controlling the monsters with shrewdly hidden remote devices.
  • For them there was no shelter from the cold, no shrewd crawling to leeward in snug nooks. THE SCORN OF WOMEN
  • General manager Danny Ferry made a shrewd move in signing the 32-year-old power forward.
  • He also looks a shrewd investment. The Sun
  • It is not merely that she is eloquent and articulate; she is also unusually shrewd and intelligent.
  • Don't bet against it as this Donegal team have the basis upon which a shrewd operator like Brian can build.
  • But he appears to have made another shrewd move. Times, Sunday Times
  • Malcolm is a shrewd and realistic businessman.
  • While his shrewdness commands respect, it also inspires fear.
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