Sarcastic vs Shrewd - What's the difference?
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Sarcastic is a related term of shrewd.
As adjectives the difference between sarcastic and shrewd
is that sarcastic
is sarcastic while shrewd
is showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters.
* sarcastick (obsolete)
(of a person) Having the personality trait of expressing sarcasm.
* 1912 ,
- Her eyes slanted a little... and were sometimes full of fiery determination and sometimes dull and opaque. Her expression was never altogether amiable; was often, indeed, distinctly sullen, or, when she was animated, sarcastic .
* sarky (British)
sarcastic" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
* Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)
showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters
artful, tricky or cunning
, date=November 10
, author=Jeremy Wilson
, title=tEngland Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report
, 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.