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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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