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.
THERE'S a darkness on the edge of town in this melancholy and wonderfully clear-eyed comedy-drama which takes its name from the famous Springsteen song.
THUNDER ROAD (15) HHHH H THERE'S a darkness on the edge of town in this melancholy and wonderfully clear-eyed comedy-drama which takes its name from the famous Springsteen song.
"Harrington knows it is a somewhat fanciful idea, but it is a measure of her own clear-eyed approach that she appeals to psychiatric practitioners' self-interest by invoking that most valuable and (these days) elusive currency: Trust," the critic added.
A quietly moving character study full of natural performances, it bears comparison to 2016's I, Daniel Blake for its clear-eyed commitment to its cause.
"I believe I would defeat Donald Trump in a general election, but I am clear-eyed about the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination in such a crowded field," the 77-year-old billionaire said in a statement posted online Tuesday.