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synonyms for shrewd

  • astute
  • cagey
  • canny
  • crafty
  • farsighted
  • ingenious
  • judicious
  • keen
  • penetrating
  • perceptive
  • probing
  • prudent
  • sensible
  • sharp
  • slick
  • sly
  • smart
  • wily
  • wise
  • acute
  • argute
  • artful
  • astucious
  • brainy
  • calculating
  • cunning
  • cutting
  • deep
  • discerning
  • discriminating
  • foxy
  • heady
  • in the know
  • inside
  • knowing
  • on the inside
  • on top of
  • perspicacious
  • piercing
  • profound
  • quick-witted
  • sagacious
  • savvy
  • shark
  • slippery
  • smooth
  • streetwise
  • tricky
  • underhand
  • up on
  • wised up
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antonyms for shrewd

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  • blunt
  • dull
  • foolish
  • honest
  • idiotic
  • ignorant
  • inept
  • obtuse
  • senseless
  • slow
  • stupid
  • unintelligent
  • unreasonable
  • unstylish
  • unwise
  • frivolous
  • naive
  • unthinking
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How to use shrewd in a sentence

As my colleague Ben Morris wrote years ago, the advantage Beane’s shrewd deal-making brought to Oakland year after year was worth far more than any one star player could have provided the franchise.
IF BILLY BEANE IS DONE WITH BASEBALL, HE’S LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARKNEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 15, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Tesla’s been shrewd in exploiting a system in which rivals help fund its rise.
TESLA’S BIGGEST PROFIT CENTER IS DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO RUNNING OUT OF POWERSHAWN TULLYSEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
Dramatic as the latter move would be, it would be a shrewd one considering how declining linear viewership and accelerating cord cutting is making the economics of operating a cable TV network less tenable.
‘THIS WAS THE ZEITGEIST YEAR’: HOW TV NETWORKS SOLD ADVERTISERS ON STREAMING IN THIS YEAR’S UPFRONTTIM PETERSONSEPTEMBER 30, 2020DIGIDAY
For tech companies, the four-day week incites laser focus and shrewd prioritization.
‘ONE DEBT COMPANIES ARE BUILDING UP IS BURNOUT’: AD TECH EMBRACES THE FOUR-DAY WORKING WEEKLUCINDA SOUTHERNSEPTEMBER 28, 2020DIGIDAY
Equal parts bitter tragedy and shrewd satire, it’s a cautionary tale against the ephemeral allures of fame and fortune, as well as an indictment of an industry that exploits and then discards the very people who make it possible in the first place.
‘SUNSET BOULEVARD’ OF BROKEN DREAMSDAVID EHRENSTEINAUGUST 20, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Yet he could see into the heart of things as well as most men, for he was a shrewd Scotchman, and had a pawky humour.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
This was accompanied by a shrewd look to his son, indicating plainly enough what he expected him to say.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
A vein of shrewd and humorous sarcasm, together with an under-current of quiet selfishness, made him a very pleasant companion. '
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
With the shrewd cleverness that scarcely ever deserted her, she had forced her temper into the service of deception.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Taylor is a shrewd fellow; full of useful bits of information, and knows, I really believe, three-fourths of London by name.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO SHREWD

  • artful
  • astute
  • calculating
  • conniving
  • contriving
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • expedient
  • opportunist
  • plotting
  • shrewd
  • sly
  • underhanded
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.