ETYM Latin astutus, from astus craft, cunning; perh. cognate with Eng. acute.
Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; SYN. sharp, shrewd.
Acutely perceptive and shrewd.
ETYM Latin sagax, sagacis, akin to sagire to perceive quickly or keenly, and probably to Eng. seek. Related to Seek, Presage.
Skillful in statecraft or management.
Having an acute mind.
1. Artful; wily; cunning; arch.
2. Able or clever in practical affairs; sharp in business; astute; sharp-witted; sagacious; keen
1. Able to make fine distinctions
2. Faint and difficult to analyze