Definition of astutely in US English:



  • Accurately assessing situations or people; perceptively.

    ‘she astutely pointed out that usually you have to be dead to be a legend’
    • ‘This was astutely laid out in the second part of the essay.’
    • ‘He has written widely and very astutely on several notable aspects of class relations.’
    • ‘Her strength lies in her power and deception, and reading her opponent astutely.’
    • ‘This is a political process, the success of which depends on how astutely the manager can redefine the situation.’
    • ‘The young man astutely observed him in action and tried to absorb the great lessons his boss had to teach.’
    • ‘We follow the major auction house results pretty astutely.’
    • ‘Even more astutely, the author weaves in stories from his own research.’
    • ‘They also astutely observed the land and people around them as they jostled along.’
    • ‘The way he astutely details intelligence operations appeals to me at many levels.’
    • ‘He astutely pointed out that when either teachers or students know they are being videotaped, they tend to not behave normally.’