Shrewdness and practical knowledge; the ability to make good judgments.
shrewdness, astuteness, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, acuteness, acumen, acuity, intelligence, wit, canniness, common sense, discernment, insight, understanding, penetration, perception, perceptiveness, perspicacity, perspicaciousness, knowledge, sagacity, sagenessView synonyms
- ‘the financiers lacked the necessary political savvy’
- ‘Without a college degree, this son of a single parent built a real estate empire with tremendous fortitude, business and political savvy, and a healthy dose of kismet.’
- ‘Jackson's political clout and business savvy made the deal happen.’
- ‘It takes business acumen, marketing savvy, graphic-arts talent, and a clear understanding of what the customer sees from the other side of the screen.’
- ‘It also requires business savvy, a subject that isn't covered in most professional schools.’
- ‘Along with their technical skills, these researchers possess unusual business and media savvy, say their peers.’
- ‘But with 8,000 partners, identifying those with the necessary business savvy and relationship-building skills isn't easy.’
- ‘Alongside good looks and maybe talent, a little business savvy never hurt anyone trying to get somewhere in the music industry.’
- ‘But since the politics surrounding lay-offs are complex, it takes solid business training and legal savvy to advise managers well, according to those involved.’
- ‘At only 17, he has amassed a private fortune with his business savvy, founded, like Uma's success, on his linguistic flexibility.’
- ‘He says those failures occur because many independent labels are artist driven and therefore don't bring much business savvy to their partnerships.’
- ‘You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality.’
- ‘His business savvy meant he took risks in the technology, telecoms, internet, hotels and construction, retail and automobile sector.’
- ‘No one should underestimate Malone's drive or business savvy.’
- ‘She began showing her business savvy in the seventh grade.’
- ‘Some question whether government entities have the technological or business savvy to move quickly into the Internet Age.’
- ‘Key to the success of this young firm has been the technical and business savvy of the four partners.’
- ‘After taking on this user interface project, I'm a lot more insightful about design issues and, well, rather humbled by the amount of design savvy I have yet to gain.’
- ‘In this way you can combine the academic experience you gained in your degree with the street savvy you gain on the job and, hopefully, your confidence will grow.’
- ‘The perioperative environment is becoming more complex, and its leaders need to possess some business savvy and be clinically astute.’
- ‘This examination can develop children's aesthetic awareness and media savvy and help them become more careful and literate readers of media.’
1Shrewd and knowledgeable; having common sense and good judgment.
shrewd, astute, sharp-witted, sharp, acute, intelligent, clever, canny, media-savvy, perceptive, perspicacious, sagacious, sageView synonyms
- ‘Bob is a savvy veteran who knows all the tricks’
- ‘many of us pride ourselves on being savvy enough to spot a fake’
- 1.1in combination Well informed about or experienced in a particular domain.
- ‘most of us are pretty web-savvy’
- ‘these fashion-savvy consumers are not afraid of taking risks with little-known designers’
verbsavvies, savvying, savviedinformal with clause
Know or understand.
realize, understand, comprehend, grasp, see, know, apprehendView synonyms
- ‘Charley would savvy what to do’
- ‘I've been told, but I want to make sure. Savvy?’
- ‘The country is ripped by people who savvy not its meaning.’
Late 18th century originally black and pidgin English imitating Spanish sabe usted ‘you know’.
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