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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Astute  \As*tute"\,  a.  [L.  astutus  fr  astus  craft,  cunning; 
  perh.  cognate  with  E.  acute.] 
  Critically  discerning;  sagacious;  shrewd;  subtle;  crafty. 
 
  Syn:  Keen;  eagle-eyed;  penetrating;  skilled;  discriminating; 
  cunning;  sagacious;  subtle;  wily;  crafty.  {As*tute"ly}, 
  adv  --  {As*tute"ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  astute 
  adj  :  marked  by  practical  hardheaded  intelligence;  "a  smart 
  businessman";  "an  astute  tenant  always  reads  the  small 
  print  in  a  lease";  "he  was  too  shrewd  to  go  along  with 
  them  on  a  road  that  could  lead  only  to  their  overthrow" 
  [syn:  {sharp},  {shrewd}] 




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