/ə'stju:t; [US] ə'stu:t; ə`stut/
adj clever and quick at seeing how to gain an advantage; shrewd 精明的; 机敏的; 狡诈的
*an astute lawyer, businessman, judge of character, etc 干练的律师, 精明的商人, 知人之明
* It was an astute move to sell just before prices went down. 正好在价格下跌前脱手, 真是精明之举.
1600-1700; Language: Latin;Origin:
astutus, from astus 'skill'
able to understand situations or behaviour very well and very quickly, especially so that you can get an advantage for yourself
= clever an astute politician astute investments>astutelyadv>astutenessn[U]