perspicacious


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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
References in classic literature ?
added Newman, with an eagerness which might have made a perspicacious observer smile.
Has the perspicacious reader ever met a person who looked uncannily like a horse?
It may not have the enduring likability or the perspicacious comeuppance of other catfights inspired by the Dorina vs Lavinia duel, but Lovi and Erich acquit themselves well in their respective roles.
They were written by a perspicacious person more in the know of the subject than one can aspire to be.
A quick check with the online Dictionary of etymology reveals that the word perspicacious harks back to as early as 1630 and is derived from the Latin perspicax.
AndrA[c]e the narrator also stands out for her perspicacious nature and captivating narration.
Unnerved by Target's disappointing earnings report in February, we checked in with Burland East, a perspicacious 57-year-old who has spent more than 30 years investing in commercial real estate.
A figure practised for technique becomes second nature, allowing the perspicacious poet-skater to "retrace, repeat," to outline stories, memories and the "scribe" of grief
Przybyszewski has contextualized their work with an excellent summary of fashion history, constructed via her perspicacious use of primary sources, including the Dress Doctors' many texts and pamphlets, home sewing pattern books, government publications, and oral histories.
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The corollary question is this one: Who, in the retailing community, will be bright enough--and perspicacious enough--to attract him?