of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious:
an astute -n-lysis.
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 circ-mvented all these plans.
captain canot brantz mayer

his astuteness was slipping from him, even while he bragged of it.
the huntress hulbert footner

the astuteness of william of orange had in this instance been deceived.
the rise of the dutch republic, volume ii.(of iii) 1566-74 john lothrop motley

the mother little dreamed, with all her astuteness, of what was really transpiring.
the debtor mary e. wilkins freeman

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

a better specimen of american smartness and chinese astuteness could hardly be conceived than this crafty and fallacious clause.
the truth about opium william h. brereton

the touch showed jack to be not without some of the astuteness of his mother.
love in a cloud arlo bates

germany’s astuteness in dealing with neutral countries was especially marked in spain.
harper’s pictorial library of the world war, volume xii various

the blood ran to my face at this further revelation of his astuteness.
the shoes of fortune neil munro

having insight or ac-men; 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.

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