Subtle and Shrewd


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Subtle adjective – Clever at attaining one's ends by indirect and often deceptive means.
Usage example: used subtle methods of persuasion

Shrewd is a synonym for subtle in clever topic. In some cases you can use "Shrewd" instead an adjective "Subtle", when it comes to topics like behaviour, sly, cunning, astute.
Nearby Words: subtlety, subtly, subtleness
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Shrewd adjective – Having or showing a practical cleverness or judgment.
Usage example: shrewd investments that paid off big

Subtle is a synonym for shrewd in behaviour topic. You can use "Subtle" instead an adjective "Shrewd", if it concerns topics such as sly, cunning, perceptive, clever.
Nearby Words: shrewdness, shrewdly, shrew
Synonyms for Shrewd

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use subtle use shrewd use
method subtle method shrewd method
manipulation subtle manipulation shrewd manipulation
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