What does the word shrewd mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Shrewdness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Shrewdly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Keen; sharp; sagacious.

Usage examples for shrewd

  1. Playing a shrewd game! – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  2. But he had become a part of the machine, was shrewd, and, with the machine behind him, was a power. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  3. She said this because she had a shrewd idea of how matters were likely to turn out. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola