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Astuteness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    astuteness n
  1. intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings) [syn: shrewdness, perspicacity, perspicaciousness]
  2. the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas [syn: profundity, profoundness, depth]
Astuteness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Astute \As*tute"\, a. [L. astutus, fr. astus craft, cunning; perh. cognate with E. acute.] Critically discerning; sagacious; shrewd; subtle; crafty. Syn: Keen; eagle-eyed; penetrating; skilled; discriminating; cunning; sagacious; subtle; wily; crafty. As*tute"ly, adv. -- As*tute"ness, n.
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