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astuteness

[ uh-stoot, uh-styoot ]SEE DEFINITION OF astuteness

Synonyms for astuteness

  • acumen
  • brains
  • cleverness
  • intelligence
  • keenness
  • sagacity
  • understanding
  • wisdom
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Antonyms for astuteness

  • ignorance
  • inability
  • ineptness
  • stupidity
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASTUTENESS

He has developed the astuteness of the devil, the open sincerity of a saint.

His astuteness was slipping from him, even while he bragged of it.

But the astuteness of my veteran circumvented all these plans.

The value of astuteness is that it protects us from the astute.

The astuteness of William of Orange had in this instance been deceived.

He had not the astuteness to be a rogue; oddly he had the sense to know that he could fool us no longer.

Their position and authority depend largely on their own astuteness.

The touch showed Jack to be not without some of the astuteness of his mother.

"Imagine what you will, you marvel of astuteness," said Eleanor, composedly.

The blood ran to my face at this further revelation of his astuteness.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin astutus "crafty, wary, shrewd; sagacious, expert," from astus "cunning, cleverness, adroitness," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Greek asty "town," a word borrowed into Latin and with an overtone of "city sophistication" (cf. asteism). Related: Astutely; astuteness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ASTUTENESS

acumen

nounability to understand and reason

arts

nouncunning
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