Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Pronunciation of 

astute

view main entry for astuteadjective  /əˈstjuːt/
British English pronunciation: astuteClick to listen to the pronunciation of astute

derived words

astutely

   adverb
British English pronunciation: astutelyClick to listen to the pronunciation of astutely

astuteness

noun [uncountable]
astuteness noun [uncountable]Intelligence, intuition and ability to understand: intelligence, intuition, intellect, vision, common sense, wisdom, judgment, clarity, brilliance, reason

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

decrepit

old and no longer in good condition

Open Dictionary

dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog