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1. astute

adjective. ['əˈstuːt'] marked by practical hardheaded intelligence.

Synonyms

  • smart
  • sharp

Antonyms

  • soft
  • unintelligent
  • backward

Etymology

  • astūtus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Astute

  • disrepute
  • subacute
  • undilute
  • grassroot
  • dispute
  • compute
  • absolut
  • zoot-suit
  • repute
  • refute
  • recruit
  • permute
  • minute
  • impute
  • degroote
  • commute
  • uproot
  • stroot
  • salute
  • reroute
  • pursuit
  • pollute
  • macoute
  • hirsute
  • enroute
  • dilute
  • caillouet
  • cahouet
  • cahoot
  • beirut

How do you pronounce astute?

Pronounce astute as əˈstut.

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Example sentences of the word astute


1. Adjective
Dogs are astute observers of their people, and consistency is key when you have a dog.

2. Adverb
So when you go home to your dog today, give her an extra hug for being so astute.

Quotes containing the word astute


1. Poets and their Thin Skins Every poet is thin-skinned when it comes to criticism ~without ithow could he ever possess the astute sensitivity about lifeto even write poetry?
- Beryl Dov

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