Savvy vs Informed - What's the difference?

savvy | informed |


As adjectives the difference between savvy and informed

is that savvy is (informal) shrewd, well-informed and perceptive while informed is instructed; having knowledge of a fact or area of education or informed can be (obsolete) unformed or ill-formed; deformed; shapeless.

As verbs the difference between savvy and informed

is that savvy is (informal) to understand while informed is (inform).

As an interjection savvy

is (informal) do you understand?.

As a noun savvy

is shrewdness.

savvy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • (informal) Shrewd, well-informed and perceptive.
  • * 22 March 2012 , Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games [http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-hunger-games,71293/]
  • That such a safe adaptation could come of The Hunger Games speaks more to the trilogy’s commercial ascent than the book’s actual content, which is audacious and savvy in its dark calculations.

    Synonyms

    * canny

    Verb

  • (informal) to understand
  • Interjection

  • (informal) Do you understand?
  • Noun

    (-)
  • Shrewdness
  • informed

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (head)
  • (inform)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Instructed; having knowledge of a fact or area of education.
  • Based on knowledge; founded on due understanding of a situation.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 696:
  • Another informed and sobering estimate is that by 1800 indigenous populations in the western hemisphere were a tenth of what they had been three centuries before.
  • (obsolete) Created, given form.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.vi:
  • after Nilus invndation, / Infinite shapes of creatures men do fynd, / Informed in the mud, on which the Sunne hath shynd.

    Etymology 2

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) unformed or ill-formed; deformed; shapeless
  • (Spenser)