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1. Having keen eyesight.
2. Keenly perceptive or alert.

sharp′-sight′ed·ly adv.
sharp′-sight′ed·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - sharpness of visionsharp-sightedness - sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
20/20, twenty-twenty - normal visual acuity, as measured by the ability to read charts at a distance of 20 feet
oxyopia - unusually acute vision - lively attentivenesssharp-sightedness - lively attentiveness      
attentiveness - the trait of being observant and paying attention
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