Synonyms for shrewdness
Antonyms for shrewdness
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHREWDNESS
Her ruse of spoliation within the law was evidence of her shrewdness, nothing more.
To this there was no reply; and they hated her the more for their having been silenced by her shrewdness.
Mr. Gordon believed that to shrewdness and persistence all things are possible.
He called upon all his shrewdness, all his trickiness of the South.
Also, at that time, he idolized his brother and believed in his shrewdness and capability.
And is not shrewdness a quickness or cleverness of the soul, and not a quietness?
Storms showed his shrewdness by the manner in which he managed the poor fellow.
Her depravity did but stimulate her woman's shrewdness and tact.
"Very true," said Linton, affecting to be struck by the shrewdness of the speaker.
I left Madame F——-, thinking of the shrewdness of her answer.
c.1300, "wicked, evil," from shrewe "wicked man" (see shrew). Cf. crabbed from crab (n.), dogged from dog (n.), wicked from witch (n.). The sense of "cunning" is first recorded 1510s. Related: Shrewdly; shrewdness. Strutt's "Sports and Pastimes of the People of England" (1801) has a shrewdness of apes for a company or group of them. Shrewdie "cunning person" is from 1916.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SHREWDNESS
- good taste
- good sense
- presence of mind