clear-eyed


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clear-eyed

(klîr′īd′)
adj.
1. Having sharp, bright eyes; keen-sighted.
2. Mentally acute or perceptive.

clear-eyed

adj
1. discerning; perceptive
2. having clear eyes or sharp vision

clear′-eyed`



adj.
clear-sighted.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clear-eyed - mentally acute or penetratingly discerningclear-eyed - 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"
Translations

clear-eyed

[ˌklɪərˈaɪd] ADJde ojos claros (fig) → clarividente
References in classic literature ?
Saxon had been clear-eyed all her days, though her field of vision had been restricted.
They are very different: one of them all elegance, all expensiveness, with an air of high fashion, from New York; the other a plain, pure, clear-eyed, straight-waisted, straight-stepping maiden from the heart of New England.
They were healthy, smooth-skinned, clear-eyed, and they were young--youths like me, learning the way of their feet in the world of men.
She looked clear-eyed through the stares of the men.
I too had been groping and floundering, the while I thought I rode clear-eyed through the mystery.
Tall and sinewy, and brown, clear-eyed, hard-featured, with the stern and prompt bearing of experienced soldiers, it would be hard indeed for a leader to seek for a choicer following.
Although an academic at heart, Lopes brings a fresh, holistic and clear-eyed view of how to accelerate African development and tends to eschew the traditional, theory-heavy but impractical approach favoured by many of the African academia.
Graham sounds like a clear-eyed friend offering advice for the morning after.
Readers will be rewarded by Stern's intimate connections to the big moments of the twentieth century as well as the clear-eyed humor with which he contemplates the end awaiting us all.
The Big Man of Jim Beam: Booker Noe and the Number One Bourbon in the World provides bourbon enthusiasts with a clear-eyed look at one of the industry's most influential figures.
He said the United States has been very clear-eyed in its interactions with Pakistan on the activities of militant groups based inside the country.
Part of being level-headed and clear-eyed is to say, 'OK, if this is real, let's make the deal and let's make sure that everybody can be confident in what we are actually doing.