as·tute [uh-stoot, uh-styoot] (previously 03-06-13)
1. of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis.
2. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts.
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1. smart, quick, perceptive.
2. artful, crafty, wily, sly.
Origin: 1605–15; < Latin astutus shrewd, sly, cunning, equivalent to astu- (stem of astus ) cleverness + -tus adj. suffix
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