astute

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin astūtus, from astus (craft).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əsˈtjuːt/
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  • Rhymes: -uːt

Adjective[edit]

astute (comparative astuter, superlative astutest)

  1. Quickly and critically discerning.
  2. Shrewd or crafty.
    astute analysis
    astute observation
    astute remark
    • 23 September 2014, A teacher, “Choosing a primary school: a teacher's guide for parents”, in The Guardian:
      The best headteachers are like submarine captains – cool-headed, astute decision-makers – who trust their colleagues and surroundings to indicate where their ship is headed.

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Verb[edit]

astute

  1. Second-person plural present form of astuma.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

astute f pl

  1. feminine plural of astuto

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Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

astūtē (comparative astūtius, superlative astūtissimē)

  1. craftily, cunningly

References[edit]

  • astute”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • astute”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • astute in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette