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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
[1913 Webster] As*tute"ly, adv. -- As*tute"ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business
dealings) [syn: shrewdness, astuteness, perspicacity,
2: the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas [syn:
astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth,
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