Shrewd vs Tyranny - What's the difference?
As an adjective shrewd
is showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters.
As a noun tyranny is
a government in which a single ruler (a tyrant) has absolute power; this system of government.
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.
A government in which a single ruler (a tyrant) has absolute power; this system of government.
The office or jurisdiction of an absolute ruler.
Absolute power, or its use.
Extreme severity or rigour.
* (government) autocracy, despotism, dictatorship, monarchy
* tyranny of the majority