Definition of shrewdness:
keenness, sound judgment, hardheadedness, sageness, judgement, profundity, caginess, careful, discernment, perspicacity, acumen, profoundness, deepness, depth, astuteness, nose, knowingness, perspicaciousness, sound judgement, discrimination, penetration, eye, sagacity, acuteness, judgment, intelligence, perceptiveness, percipience, clear-sightedness, ability, percipiency.
- cunning (part of speech: noun)
wit (part of speech: noun)
- intuition (part of speech: noun)
After full discussion next Sabbath morning by those who were loitering, after their custom, in the churchyard waiting for the service to begin, it was generally agreed that the " Old King" with his usual shrewdness had " put his money on the winning horse."- "The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies", Ralph Connor.
- "A Victor of Salamis", William Stearns Davis.
Well, I put the matter in your hands, and leave it to you to work out in your own way; you have given ample proof of your shrewdness and pluck, and in this case especially I know that you will do everything that is possible.- "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.