shrewd shrewd  /ʃ ˈrud/


  1. (adj) marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
  2. (adj) used of persons


  1. But writer Doug Wright has done a shrewd expansion job.
  2. Those a bit closer to the game had another opinion of Rozelle: as a shrewd promoter of his sport.
  3. She was shrewd, chic and on the cutting edge.


  1. New photos threaten to derail Herrera murder trial

    Public defender Shelton Green’s shrewd attempt today to introduce new photos as evidence almost derailed a third attempt to put Jesse “Cartoon” Herrera on trial for a 2009 murder.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Rockford Register Star

  2. Giants rely on developing arms in Minor Leagues

    The Giants' shrewd strategy of making pitching the backbone of the organization was the foundation of recent success, and all it took was some tinkering with the offense to put together championship-caliber together. It's an outline that continues to hold true in San Francisco.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Francisco Giants

  3. 'Mad Men': Is Bob Benson Gay? Probably Not

    By Tim Molloy NEW YORK ( - (Spoiler warning: Don't read this if you haven't seen Sunday's "Mad Men," entitled "Favors") Bob Benson might be gay - or just a shrewd manipulator of 1960s homophobia. The crucial moment in Sunday's "Mad Men" was Sally Draper's terrible discovery of her father having an affair with his neighbor - but the episode also slipped in a tantalizing new clue about ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "He sang, he danced, he sat on Frank Langella's lap and he also presented the 81st annual Academy Awards," New York Times' Alessandra Stanley wrote. "Hugh Jackman was a shrewd, even thrifty choice for a recession-era Oscar night - the hosting...
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Alessandra Stanley Source: Brisbane Times

  2. "When you look at Brian's body of work over his 11 seasons with the Giants, it's evident that he is a shrewd baseball man who will find a way to get this team back to where we all want it to be," Magowan said in a statement. "While we are...
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Peter Magowan Source:

  3. "He's a shrewd vote counter and he also wants a product that can get bipartisan support," LaTourette said.
    on May 6, 2008 By: Steve LaTourette Source: Washington Post

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