noun as·tu·ci·ty \-üsətē\

Definition of astucity



  1. :  the quality of being astute :  astuteness they had been fools (to put it mildly), while the M'gai had been devils of astucity and treachery — John Masefield

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Origin and Etymology of astucity

from astucious, after such pairs as English ferocious: ferocity

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to criticize severely

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