perspicacity

perspicacity
Synonyms and related words:
acuity, acumen, acuteness, apperception, astuteness, clear sight, cogency, color vision, cone vision, critical discernment, day vision, daylight vision, discernment, discrimination, eye, eye-mindedness, eyesight, farseeingness, farsight, farsightedness, field of view, field of vision, flair, foresight, foresightedness, horizon, incisiveness, insight, judgment, keen sight, keenness, ken, longheadedness, longsightedness, night vision, penetration, perception, perceptiveness, percipience, peripheral field, peripheral vision, perspicaciousness, perspicuity, perspicuousness, photopia, power of sight, providence, purview, quick sight, range, rod vision, sagaciousness, sagacity, scope, scotopia, seeing, sense of sight, sensibility, shrewdness, sight, sightedness, sweep, trenchancy, twilight vision, unobstructed vision, vision, visual acuity, visual field, visual sense, wit

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  • Perspicacity — Per spi*cac i*ty, n. [L. perspicacitas: cf. F. perspicacit[ e]. See {Perspicacious}.] The state of being perspicacious; acuteness of sight or of intelligence; acute discernment. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perspicacity — I noun acuity, acumen, acute discernment, acuteness, astuteness, capacity, clear thinking, clear thought, clear vision, discernment, discretion, discrimination, farsightedness, insight, judgment, ken, perception, perceptiveness, sagacity, sense,… …   Law dictionary

  • perspicacity — 1540s, from M.Fr. perspicacité (15c.), from L.L. perspicacitas sharp sightedness, discernment, from L. perspicax sharp sighted, from perspicere look through (see PERSPECTIVE (Cf. perspective)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • perspicacity — n. the perspicacity to + inf. (she had enough perspicacity to see through their schemes) * * * the perspicacity to + inf. (she had enough perspicacity to see through their schemes) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • perspicacity — noun /ˌpɜːr.spɪˈkæs.ə.tiː/ a) Acute discernment or understanding; insight. I understand, I said. The fact is that you have the money. His face brightened. He seemed pleased at my perspicacity. b) The human faculty or power to mentally grasp or… …   Wiktionary

  • perspicacity — perspicacious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a ready insight into and understanding of things. DERIVATIVES perspicaciously adverb perspicacity noun. ORIGIN from Latin perspicax seeing clearly …   English terms dictionary

  • perspicacity, perspicuity —    Perspicacity means shrewdness and applies to people ( a perspicacious judge of character ). Perspecu ity means easily understood and applies to things ( a perspicuous explanation ). In both cases, a simpler synonym shrewd for the first, clear… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • perspicacity, perspicuity —    Perspicacity means shrewdness and applies to people ( a perspicacious judge of character ). Perspecu ity means easily understood and applies to things ( a perspicuous explanation ). In both cases, a simpler synonym shrewd for the first, clear… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • perspicacity — noun see perspicacious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perspicacity — /perr spi kas i tee/, n. 1. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration. 2. Archaic. keen vision. [1540 50; earlier perspicacite < LL perspicacitas sharpness of sight, equiv. to perspicaci (s. of perspicax sharp… …   Universalium

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