Shrewd vs Biting - What's the difference?

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Shrewd is a related term of biting.

As adjectives the difference between shrewd and biting

is that shrewd is showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters while biting is causing a stinging sensation.

As a verb biting is


As a noun biting is

the action of the verb to bite .




  • showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters
  • artful, tricky or cunning
  • streetwise
  • *
  • knowledgeable
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=November 10 , author=Jeremy Wilson , title=tEngland Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report , work=Telegraph citation , page= , passage=The most persistent tormentor was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored a hat-trick in last month’s corresponding fixture in Iceland. His ability to run at defences is instantly striking, but it is his clever use of possession that has persuaded some shrewd judges that he is an even better prospect than Theo Walcott. }}
  • (archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
  • * 1599 ,
  • LEONATO. By my troth, niece, thou wilt never get thee a husband, if thou be so shrewd of thy tongue.

    Derived terms

    * shrewdly * shrewdness




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of the verb to bite .
  • An occurrence of a bite.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing a stinging sensation.
  • a biting wind
  • Cutting or incisive.
  • a biting criticism
  • Tending to bite.
  • a biting insect

    Derived terms

    * bitingly ----