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astute

as·tute

astute

 
 
pronunciation:
stut
part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
antonyms:
gullible, obtuse, stupid
similar words:
calculating, canny, clearheaded, discerning, incisive, intelligent, knowing, perspicacious, sharp, shrewd, smart, subtle
derivations: astutely (adv.), astuteness (n.)