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]
- Rhymes: -uːt
Quick at seeing how to gain advantage
- Feminine plural form of astuto
Two submarines of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Astute for the characteristic of shrewdness and discernment.
astute in Slovenian: HMS Astute
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