Crossword clues for shrewdest
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Shrewd \Shrewd\, a. [Compar. Shrewder; superl. Shrewdest.]
Inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish. [Obs.]
[Egypt] hath many shrewd havens, because of the great rocks that ben strong and dangerous to pass by.
--Sir J. Mandeville.
Every of this happy number That have endured shrewd days and nights with us.
Artful; wily; cunning; arch.
These women are shrewd tempters with their tongues.
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. [1913 Webster] -- Shrewd"ly, adv. -- Shrewd"ness, n.
a. (en-superlative of: shrewd)