# Shrewd vs. Calculative: What's the Difference?

## Shrewd and Calculative Definitions

#### Shrewd

Having or showing a clever awareness or resourcefulness, especially in practical matters.

#### Calculative

The act, process, or result of calculating.

#### Shrewd

Disposed to or marked by artful and cunning practices; tricky.

#### Calculative

An estimate based on probabilities.

#### Shrewd

(Archaic) Sharp; penetrating
A shrewd wind.
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#### Calculative

Careful, often cunning estimation and planning of likely outcomes, especially to advance one's own interests.

#### Shrewd

Showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters.

#### Calculative

To ascertain by computation; reckon
Calculating the area of a circle.
Calculated their probable time of arrival.

#### Shrewd

Artful, tricky or cunning.

#### Calculative

To make an estimate of; evaluate
Calculating the team's chances of winning.
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#### Shrewd

(informal) Streetwise, street-smart.

#### Calculative

To make for a deliberate purpose; design
A sturdy car that is calculated to last for years.
A choice that was calculated to please.

#### Shrewd

Knowledgeable, intelligent, keen.

#### Calculative

To suppose
"I cal'late she's a right smart cook" (Dialect Notes).

Nigh accurate.
A shrewd guess

#### Calculative

To plan, intend, or depend on.

#### Shrewd

Severe, intense, hard.
A shrewd blow, or assault

#### Calculative

To perform a mathematical process; figure
We must measure and calculate to determine how much paint will be needed.

#### Shrewd

Sharp, snithy, piercing.
A shrewd wind

#### Calculative

To suppose; guess.

#### Shrewd

(archaic) Bad, evil, threatening.

#### Calculative

To count, depend, or rely on someone or something
We're calculating on your help.

#### Shrewd

(obsolete) Portending, boding.

#### Calculative

Of, pertaining to, or involving calculation.

#### Shrewd

(archaic) Noxious, scatheful, mischievous.

#### Calculative

Of or pertaining to calculation; involving calculation.
Long habits of calculative dealings.

#### Shrewd

(obsolete) Abusive, shrewish.

#### Calculative

Used of persons;
The most calculating and selfish men in the community

#### Shrewd

(archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.

#### Shrewd

Inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish.
[Egypt] hath many shrewd havens, because of the great rocks that ben strong and dangerous to pass by.
Every of this happy numberThat have endured shrewd days and nights with us.

#### Shrewd

Artful; wily; cunning; arch.
These women are shrewd tempters with their tongues.

#### Shrewd

Able or clever in practical affairs; sharp in business; astute; sharp-witted; sagacious; keen; as, a shrewd observer; a shrewd design; a shrewd reply.
Professing to despise the ill opinion of mankind creates a shrewd suspicion that we have deserved it.

#### Shrewd

Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence;
A smart businessman
An astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
He was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow

#### Shrewd

Used of persons;
The most calculating and selfish men in the community