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per·spi·ca·cious

 (pûr′spĭ-kā′shəs)
adj.
Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted. See Synonyms at shrewd.

[From Latin perspicāx, perspicāc-, from perspicere, to look through; see perspective.]

per′spi·ca′cious·ly adv.
per′spi·ca′cious·ness n.

perspicacious

(ˌpɜːspɪˈkeɪʃəs)
adj
1. acutely perceptive or discerning
2. archaic having keen eyesight
[C17: from Latin perspicax, from perspicere to look at closely; see perspective]
ˌperspiˈcaciously adv
perspicacity, ˌperspiˈcaciousness n

per•spi•ca•cious

(ˌpɜr spɪˈkeɪ ʃəs)

adj.
having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning.
[1610–20; < Latin perspicāx, s. perspicāc-; see perspicuous, -acious]
per`spi•ca′cious•ly, adv.
per`spi•cac′i•ty (-ˈkæs ɪ ti) per`spi•ca′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perspicacious - acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"
wise - having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
2.perspicacious - mentally acute or penetratingly discerningperspicacious - mentally acute or penetratingly discerning; "too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow"; "chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership"; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument"
discerning - having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"

perspicacious

perspicacious

adjective
Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters:
Informal: savvy.
Translations
tarkkanäköinen
klarsynt

perspicacious

[ˌpɜːspɪˈkeɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) → perspicaz

perspicacious

[ˌpɜːrspɪˈkeɪʃəs] adj (= perceptive) → perspicace

perspicacious

adj person, remark etcscharfsinnig; decisionweitsichtig

perspicacious

[ˌpɜːspɪˈkeɪʃəs] adj (frm) → perspicace
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added Newman, with an eagerness which might have made a perspicacious observer smile.
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The heroine of the piece - the perspicacious Mrs Lees - was delightful.
His victories are incredible and even the most perspicacious annalists fail to explain what has made him achieve such a success".
Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die,'' says the perspicacious Carrie Fisher.
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Although she acknowledges the weaknesses and faults of Corkery's approach, she calls for a reevaluation of Corkery's work in light of the perspicacious observations of colonial cultural alienation.
While Bob is somewhat more impressed with the significance of the IJC's contributions than am I, his first-person and on-the-ground perspective make this chapter--like the book as a whole--a significant contribution to the analysis of America's longest war, regardless of the fact that it remains too soon for even the most perspicacious interlocutor to conclusively determine the ultimate trajectory of the conflict.
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