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Definition of Shrewdest
ShrewdestShrewd Shrewd, a. [Compar. Shrewder; superl. Shrewdest.]
[Originally the p. p. of shrew, v.t.]
1. Inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence,
vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious;
rough; unfair; shrewish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
[Egypt] hath many shrewd havens, because of the
great rocks that ben strong and dangerous to pass
by. --Sir J.
Every of this happy number That have endured shrewd
days and nights with us. --Shak.
2. Artful; wily; cunning; arch.
These women are shrewd tempters with their tongues.
3. Able or clever in practical affairs; sharp in business;
astute; sharp-witted; sagacious; keen; as, a shrewd
observer; a shrewd design; a shrewd reply.
Professing to despise the ill opinion of mankind
creates a shrewd suspicion that we have deserved it.
Syn: Keen; critical; subtle; artful; astute; sagacious;
discerning; acute; penetrating.
Usage: Shrewd, Sagacious. One who is shrewd is keen to
detect errors, to penetrate disguises, to foresee and
guard against the selfishness of others. Shrewd is a
word of less dignity than sagacious, which implies a
comprehensive as well as penetrating mind, whereas
shrewd does not. -- Shrewd"ly, adv. --
Meaning of Shrewdest from wikipedia
the man selected
as doge was the shrewdest elder
in the city. the doge was not a duke in the modern
sense, nor was a doge the
the person selected
as doge was one of the shrewdest elders
in the city. the venetian combination
of elaborate monarchic
has been described
as 'one of the shrewdest
and most ruthless managers
in rock history
he is widely credited
by journalistic observers
as one of the state's most 'colorful' and 'shrewdest' public
officials, he has long been known
- he was the son of irish catholic
(1818-1903), 'one of the shrewdest detective
s and patrolmen
' in the early
by india today
one of the shrewdest
and cleverest foreign policy practitioners
- he was one of the shrewdest investors
of his generation
and an acknowledged expert
in the financing
railroads. fleming never
- 'father of pro football', referred
as, 'one of the most elusive, fastest, slickest, shrewdest, and clean backs
of the century.'
- the los angeles times wrote
had 'reshaped the venerable
magazine's book section
into the shrewdest, best-written and most
of muslim brotherhood parties across
east and has been described
as one of the shrewdest