V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


adjective, noun

Definition: (adj.) 1. sophisticated and intuitive; 2. having practical knowledge and ability; (n.) keen understanding

Synonyms: (adj.) resourceful, astute, sharp, shrewd, informed, experienced, (n.) understanding, discernment

Antonyms: (adj.) stupid, uninformed, obtuse

Tips: Savvy can be used as both an adjective, to describe somebody who is shrewd and discerning, or a noun, to connote a keen understanding. It's a rather informal term and can also be used as a verb, meaning "to understand something."

Usage Examples:

It is not enough to create a wonderful product; an entrepreneur must have business savvy as well. (understanding, intelligence) noun

The art center's new controller displayed her financial savvy by correcting the budget deficit within her first year. (understanding, shrewdness) noun

She’s a very savvy negotiator, so I think we should let her handle this deal. (sharp, experienced) adjective

The human resource manager has a lot of savvy when in comes to judging people. (discernment) noun

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