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The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
Jerome Bruner

Meaning of "shrewd" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHREWD

From shrew (obsolete vb) to curse, from shrew.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHREWD

shrewd  [ʃruːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHREWD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shrewd is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SHREWD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of shrewd in the English dictionary

The first definition of shrewd in the dictionary is astute and penetrating, often with regard to business. Other definition of shrewd is artful and crafty. Shrewd is also piercing.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHREWD


brood
bruːd
crude
kruːd
detrude
dɪˈtruːd
extrude
ɪkˈstruːd
foulbrood
ˈfaʊlˌbruːd
Froude
fruːd
Holyrood
ˈhɒlɪˌruːd
home-brewed
ˈhəʊmˌbruːd
intrude
ɪnˈtruːd
Nimrud
nɪmˈruːd
obtrude
əbˈtruːd
overrude
ˌəʊvəˈruːd
protrude
prəˈtruːd
prude
pruːd
rood
ruːd
rude
ruːd
screwed
skruːd
subtrude
sʌbˈtruːd
unaccrued
ˌʌnəˈkruːd
uncrewed
ʌnˈkruːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHREWD

shrank
shrapnel
shred
shredded
shredder
shredding
shreddy
shredless
Shreveport
shrew
shrew mole
shrewdie
shrewdly
shrewdness
shrewish
shrewishly
shrewishness
shrewlike
shrewmice
shrewmouse

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHREWD

bawd
becrowd
capacity crowd
crowd
dawd
dowd
follow the crowd
fwd
Gawd
in-crowd
lewd
outcrowd
overcrowd
overlewd
rent-a-crowd
rwd
showd
the crowd
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Synonyms and antonyms of shrewd in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHREWD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «shrewd» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of shrewd

Translation of «shrewd» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHREWD

Find out the translation of shrewd to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shrewd from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shrewd» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精明的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

astuto
570 millions of speakers

English

shrewd
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चतुर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

داهية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проницательный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perspicaz
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিচক্ষণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

habile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cerdik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

clever
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

抜け目のない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기민한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apik banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thông minh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விவேகமுள்ள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चतुर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kurnaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scaltro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprytny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проникливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

perspicace
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εξυπνάδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitgeslape
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slug
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

klok
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shrewd

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHREWD»

The term «shrewd» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.874 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHREWD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shrewd

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8 QUOTES WITH «SHREWD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shrewd.
1
Jerome Bruner
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
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Jung Chang
It's taken us 10 years, and it was constant excitement. I was constantly shocked by how evil he could be. Mao was very, very shrewd but he didn't have human feeling.
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Charles Horton Cooley
A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive, is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
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Jim Cramer
What I'm saying is that there are bargains right now, there are stocks right now that if you're shrewd enough, you will be able to buy them at the opening today and I you'll make money in a year from now.
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C. Thomas Howell
My dad's a very shrewd, clever guy.
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Katie Price
If you want to stay in the business then you've got to be a bit shrewd, haven't you?
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Joshua Slocum
They made a shrewd guess that I could give them some useful information, and they were the first to meet me. Some one said they came to arrest me, and - well, let it go at that.
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Rex Stout
Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all. Wonderful.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHREWD»

Discover the use of shrewd in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shrewd and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Shrewd: Daring to Live the Startling Command of Jesus
Shrewd shows us how Jesus was naturally shrewd in every encounter he had, using leverage such as laughter, generosity, and bluntness to influence a situation for good. God calls us to be shrewd without evil intent, just as Jesus was.
Rick Lawrence, 2012
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Shrewd Food
Inspired by the hugely popular website shrewdfood.ie, set up in 2009 by dedicated foodie and home-cook extraordinaire Elizabeth Carthy - who knows first-hand the challenges of feeding a family on a budget - this collection of over one ...
Elizabeth Carty, 2012
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Shrewd Business Tactics
This book is highly recommended for corporate managers and executives, entrepreneurs,business students and academicians.
A. T. Atienza, 2002
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Shrewd Sanctions: Statecraft and State Sponsors of Terrorism
This book will provide a valuable resource for policymakers groping to find the right set of instruments to address both the old and the new challenges facing the United States.
Meghan L. O'Sullivan, 2003
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The Shrewd Christian: You Can't Have It All, But You Can ...
Neil Atkinson started out where you are. And now he’s ready to you how to achieve authentic, biblical financial freedom for the rest of your life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Neil Atkinson, 2010
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A. Lincoln, Esquire: A Shrewd, Sophisticated Lawyer in His Time
" "For the first time, this book uses the newly discovered legal documents to tell the story of more than sixty of Lincoln's cases. Many of these cases have never been written about previously.
Allen D. Spiegel, 2002
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Our Man in Panama: The Shrewd Rise and Brutal Fall of Manuel ...
In a true account that reads like a thriller, investigative journalist Dinges reveals the secret history of the rise and fall of Manuel Antonio Noriega.
John Dinges, 1991
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Saint Paul the Shrewd Businessman
Paul was not a Saint but a shrewd businessman who cleverly enhanced the story of Jesus, the non-divine preacher from the Jordan River, to make him a miraculous Son of God.
Alexander Hillhouse, 2006
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Shrewd Marketing
The Success Of Any Organization Depends Upon Its Adroitness At Shrewd Marketing.The Book Explains The Concept Of Shrewd Marketing Through Many Sm (Shrewd -Marketing) Strategies In A Lucid Manner.
Pranav Kumar, 2006
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Beatwebcasinos.Com: The Shrewd Player's Guide to Internet ...
Without chandeliers, theme parks, or dealers to pay for, Internet casinos are hemorrhaging money. This book shows how to make money systematically from e-casino promotions--with no broken rules and no cheating.
Bill Haywood, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHREWD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shrewd is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Shrewd' Canada playing long game as TPP trade talks begin in Maui
As Canada's lead negotiator Kirsten Hillman and the rest of her Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiating team sit down with their counterparts in Maui, Hawaii this ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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The Grateful Dead's Laid-Back, Yet Surprisingly Shrewd, Business …
For the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's founding, the band will perform three shows — their last — in Chicago this weekend. According to Billboard ... «NPR, Jul 15»
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Harry Redknapp pulls off another shrewd deal by saving £4.5million …
Former football boss Harry Redknapp has pulled off another shrewd deal – paying £4million for a house that originally went on sale for £9.5million. «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»
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Sir Clive Woodward the shrewd signing ITV required
Australia, 2003: how the memories still haunt television and those who watch it. On that trenchant morning (UK time), England stood seconds from clinching the ... «The Times, Jun 15»
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Charles Kennedy: Pragmatic, shrewd, and tactically brilliant
What I did know was his brand of politics, which were pragmatic and shrewd. Strange for a centre party politician he was suspicious of the Lib Dems getting into ... «The Independent, Jun 15»
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Cameron shrewdly manages radicals to conquer the centre ground
Clement Attlee's postwar Labour government crashed after just six years but, in that time, he bound his Conservative successors to the welfare state. Margaret ... «Financial Times, May 15»
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Feckless and Timid? Or Shrewd and Skillful? Obama's Foreign …
By the standards he has set out for himself, President Barack Obama's foreign policy has fallen considerably short of expectations and aspirations. «Newsweek, May 15»
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David Letterman: Comedian, late night legend… and shrewd
On May 20, talk show host David Letterman will retire from CBS's “The Late Show.” His impact on late night is well documented, but you might be surprised to ... «Fortune, May 15»
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Barbara Hannigan in Focus I, Barbican, review: 'shrewd'
It was a shrewd and thought-provoking programme, which put Stravinsky's witty, cubist re-invention of Mozart's musical world next to the real thing. We heard the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
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Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan in a word: Shrewd
The best answer I can give is if one were to look up the word “shrewd” in the dictionary, you'd likely see Mike Madigan staring back at you. Last year, he called ... «Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News, Apr 15»

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