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Meaning of astute

as•tute

Pronunciation: (u-stt', u-styt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis.
  2. clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd: an astute merchandising program; an astute manipulation of facts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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