Translation of shrewd in Spanish:


astuto, adj.

Pronunciation /ʃruːd//ʃrud/

adjectiveshrewder, shrewdest

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    (person) astuto
    (person) sagaz
    (person) vivo informal
    (investment/move) hábil
    (investment/move) inteligente
    (assessment/argument) hábil
    (assessment/argument) perspicaz
    (assessment/argument) sagaz
    (remark) perspicaz
    he's a shrewd observer of the scene es un sagaz / agudo / perspicaz observador de la situación
    • a shrewd decision una decisión muy acertada
    • he's a shrewd businessman es un lince para los negocios
    • to have a shrewd idea tener una idea bastante aproximada
    • I've got a shrewd idea (of) where she's gone estoy casi seguro de dónde ha ido
    • This acts as another check on presidential power and a shrewd president will realise this.
    • Talking of money, the reporters were shrewd enough to know that there was an emergency allowance set aside for those deprived of their means of livelihood.
    • Whether Gandhi made her move out of shrewd calculation or simple magnanimity, it was a political master stroke.
    • He was a very shrewd, very sharp head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Slaveowners claimed that their practices, unlike sharp and shrewd Yankee treatment of factory workers, were unprofitable.
    • The great Democratic presidents were not merely shrewd enough to balance their domestic programmes with a proficiency at fighting wars.
    • General manager Danny Ferry made a shrewd move in signing the 32-year-old power forward.
    • Her observations of people quickly gave her a shrewd idea of people's personalities and hence she could, for example, give friends advice on what to expect when associate with certain others.
    • Pitt made his way to power more by shrewd political judgement and sheer luck than by public acclaim.
    • The case cannot be literally proved, of course, but we have a shrewd idea of what can happen when such regimes are left to choose the initiative.
    • In a press conference held in Melksham, the extent of his ill-gotten gains was revealed giving an insight into a man who the police describe as manipulative and a shrewd businessman.
    • Miller's round body and comeback saga make him a fan favorite, but he's neither quick nor shrewd enough to play quality defense.
    • Shumba was a fast fellow though and with a shrewd, sharp glance at Shanza he sat back for a moment.
    • Aside from sponsoring motor races, Gordon was shrewd enough to recognise the potential of the infant motor industry.
    • So it apparently represents what he enjoys, but it may also reflect a very shrewd choice of career path in the future.
    • However, he worked hard and his shrewd diplomatic judgement enabled him to help forge an alliance with France in 1717-18.
    • Your admirers and detractors alike have used these terms - an astute politician, shrewd, cunning - to characterise you.
    • Businessmen will hire shrewd youngsters, who will help boost business.
    • The sisters have already adopted a shrewd business move to allow children and their parents to learn together at the same time.
    • A shrewd businessman, he raised his fees to unprecedented heights - and his envious rivals followed his example.