of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious:
an astute analysis.
clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd:
an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts.
One astutely muses about cognitive dissonance among the many conservative Republicans within the 47%.
Reader Reactions to Randian Romney Justin Green September 17, 2012
He also apologized to Daniel Clowes via sky writing because, as Lena Dunham astutely noted, that’s what crazy people do.
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One laddish website is astutely touting the news as a “happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.”
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The NYPD detective, on reviewing her rage-filled emails, astutely diagnoses her as “borderline.”
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Availing himself of his legal experience, he fought the case determinedly and astutely.
King Robert the Bruce A. F. Murison
“Paul Irving washes his face every day of his own accord,” said Anne astutely.
Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
She astutely drew back from the ground upon which she had entered.
The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
“It was the ghost of your first wife,” asserted the old housekeeper, astutely.
Daisy Brooks Laura Jean Libbey
“She doesn’t need to have,” said Mrs. Wistar promptly and astutely.
Selina George Madden Martin
“He would not say any thing to you to-day if you were late,” says Bobby, astutely.
Nancy Rhoda Broughton
having insight or acumen; perceptive; shrewd
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.
of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts. Historical Examples It remains to be seen whether his astuteness will serve against the search to be resumed on the morrow. The Death Shot Mayne Reid But the astuteness of my veteran circumvented […]
without columns. adjective (architect) without columns or pilasters
noun (Greek myth) the young son of Hector and Andromache, who was hurled from the walls of Troy by the Greeks Historical Examples So when he had fallen bloody death and hard fate seized on astyanax. Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica Homer and Hesiod Now, if the men called him astyanax, is it not […]
a city in and the capital of Paraguay, in the S part. a republic in central South America between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. 157,047 sq. mi. (406,750 sq. km). Capital: Asunción. a river in central South America, flowing S from W Brazil through Paraguay to the Paraná. 1500 miles (2400 km) long. Historical Examples Since […]