|part of speech:
||keen in understanding and judgment; shrewd.
Complicated legal issues are involved, and you'll need an astute lawyer if you have any hope of winning.The professor was impressed with the student's astute interpretation of the essay.
- gullible, obtuse, stupid
- similar words:
- calculating, canny, clearheaded, discerning, incisive, intelligent, knowing, perspicacious, sharp, shrewd, smart, subtle
||acute, agile, artful, biting, clever, foxy, hardheaded, judicious, keen, perceptive, quick-witted, reasonable, sage, sharp, sound, understanding, wise
||astutely (adv.), astuteness (n.)