Someone who is astute is clever and has good judgment. The kid running around with a bucket stuck on his head? Not so astute.


Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty.

Adjective S.
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"

Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty.


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.

Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty.


Usage Examples

I respect the astute and rigorously unsentimental David Horowitz as one of America's most original and courageous political analysts. He has the true 1960s spirit - audacious and irreverent, yet passionately engaged and committed to social change.

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Other Usage Examples

One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.


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