savvy

You are known as someone with a lot of business savvy, but only because you've managed to keep your staggering debts a secret. Which is actually pretty savvy. Someone who is savvy is shrewd and perceptive.

Most English words stem directly from other European languages, like French and Latin. Not savvy. It comes from the West Indies, a twist on the French savez vous? — “Do you know?” Savvy was first recorded in its adjective form in 1905. Synonyms for the noun form include acumen, discernment, grasp, perception, and sharpness.

DEFINITIONS OF: savvy

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n the cognitive condition of someone who understands

Synonyms:
apprehension, discernment, understanding
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comprehension
an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
self-knowledge
an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
smattering
a slight or superficial understanding of a subject
appreciation, grasp, hold
understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
grasping
understanding with difficulty
hindsight
understanding the nature of an event after it has happened
brainstorm, brainwave, insight
the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
realisation, realization, recognition
coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
sense
a natural appreciation or ability
light
mental understanding as an enlightening experience
revelation
an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
breakthrough, discovery, find
a productive insight
flash
a sudden brilliant understanding
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knowing
a clear and certain mental apprehension

v get the meaning of something

Synonyms:
apprehend, compass, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok
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figure
understand
catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, latch on, tumble, twig
understand, usually after some initial difficulty
intuit
know or grasp by intuition or feeling
digest
arrange and integrate in the mind
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understand
know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
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