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Adjective
Shrewd and knowledgeable in nature or acumen
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“Until you get really savvy in the kitchen and know your own tastes, rely on the accuracy of measuring.”
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Able to deal with people in a tactful or sensitive manner
“She was savvy enough to glide confidently into fashion's most exclusive social circles with an unpretentious ease.”
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Having an understanding of a fact
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Having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook
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Showing a high level of skill or expertise
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Noun
An (innate) understanding or perception of something
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“An individual must have the savvy to succeed in a rural environment which requires a great deal more than professional competence.”
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The knowledge or skill to be able to do something correctly or proficiently
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“But with 8,000 partners, identifying those with the necessary business savvy and relationship-building skills isn't easy.”
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One's general education, sometimes in reference to a given subject
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“Choosing a credit card, saving for retirement or for a child's education, or buying a home now requires more financial savvy than ever before.”
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Skill or diplomacy in dealing with others or with difficult issues
“Due in part to the king's savvy in dealing with foreigners, the islands became a hub of Pacific travel and trade.”
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The ability to act or speak appropriately in social situations
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Ways to accomplish something
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Knowledge gathered throughout one's life
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A crafty, and typically underhanded, means to achieve one's aims
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Verb
To know or understand something
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“Of course, Mary Elizabeth and I didn't savvy the meaning of any of it. But it was awe-inspiring anyway.”
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To discover (something) by guesswork or intuition
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