His astute detente diplomacy with the Soviet Union, trying to make the world a safer place, gets high marks.
astute piece from Jonathan Mahler at Bloomberg View today on why football is not likely to go the way of boxing.
An astute politician would say something outlandish but easily dismissed by outsiders.
1610s, from Latin astutus "crafty, wary, shrewd; sagacious, expert," from astus "cunning, cleverness, adroitness," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Greek asty "town," a word borrowed into Latin and with an overtone of "city sophistication" (cf. asteism). Related: Astutely; astuteness.