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[ adjective ] marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

Synonyms

sharp astute

Examples

"a smart businessman" "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease" "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"

Used in print

(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)

A smart , shrewd and ambitious young man , well connected , and with a knack for getting in the good graces of important people , he was bound to go_far .

Related terms

smart

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[ adjective ] used of persons

Examples

"the most calculating and selfish men in the community"

Related terms

hard

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