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.

sarcastic

English

Alternative forms

* sarcastick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Containing sarcasm.
  • (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 .

    Synonyms

    * sarky (British) * snarky

    Derived terms

    * sarky

    See also

    * ironic * sardonic * snide

    References

    * * * " sarcastic" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007) * * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996) ----

    shrewd

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • 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