Shrewd vs Tart - What's the difference?

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Shrewd is a related term of tart.


As adjectives the difference between shrewd and tart

is that shrewd is showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters while tart is sharp to the taste; acid; sour.

As a noun tart is

a type of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie or tart can be (british|slang) a prostitute.

As a verb tart is

to practice prostitution.

shrewd

English

Adjective

(er)
  • showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters
  • artful, tricky or cunning
  • streetwise
  • *
  • knowledgeable
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  • (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

    tart

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) tart, from (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Sharp to the taste; acid; sour.
  • I ate a very tart apple.
  • (of wine) high or too high in acidity.
  • (figuratively) Sharp; keen; severe.
  • He gave me a very tart reply.
    Derived terms
    * tartness
    Synonyms
    * green

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) . Cognate to (m).

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia tart)
  • A type of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.
  • Derived terms
    * treacle tart

    Etymology 3

    From by shortening

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, slang) A prostitute.
  • (British, slang, derogatory) By extension, any woman with loose sexual morals.
  • Synonyms
    * (prostitute) See also * (prostitute) See also

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To practice prostitution
  • To practice promiscuous sex
  • To dress garishly, ostentatiously, whorish,or slutty
  • Derived terms
    * egg tart * pop tart (slang) * tart up