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synonyms for astute

  • adroit
  • canny
  • crafty
  • discerning
  • insightful
  • intelligent
  • keen
  • shrewd
  • brainy
  • bright
  • calculating
  • clever
  • foxy
  • knowing
  • not born yesterday
  • on the ball
  • perspicacious
  • quick on the uptake
  • sagacious
  • savvy
  • sharp
  • sharp as a tack
  • sly
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antonyms for astute

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  • foolish
  • idiotic
  • inept
  • naive
  • stupid
  • asinine
  • ignorant
  • imbecile
  • obtuse
  • shallow
  • thick
  • unintelligent
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How to use astute in a sentence

Hardened into received wisdom, this presumption is now repeated even by astute contemporary observers.
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I thought it was odd but one of our group is a retired school principal and very astute.
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The Wire is the classic example, weaving dozens of vividly wrought characters into an intricate, socially astute epic of systemic rot in Baltimore.
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Among them is Klara, a particularly astute robot who loves the sun and wants to learn as much as possible about humans and the world they live in.
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Finding creative and astute ways to build those relationships is key.
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The astute judge had no witnesses, so he both fooled his wife and pleased himself, for his will was worthless.
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Both astute gentlemen viewed the situation, and their alarm subsided.
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A pause, the slightest in the world,—but the keen eye of the astute lawyer noted it, and his tone grew in severity and assurance.
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It was at that time they displayed that astute and patiently Machiavellian policy, which finally led to their triumph.
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The letter was unsigned, but the handwriting that of my astute agent, Sander.
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WORDS RELATED TO ASTUTE

  • artful
  • astute
  • calculating
  • conniving
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • expedient
  • opportunist
  • plotting
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • underhanded
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
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