Definition of Perspicacious

1. Adjective. Acutely insightful and wise. "A source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"

Exact synonyms: Sagacious, Sapient
Similar to: Wise
Derivative terms: Perspicaciousness, Perspicacity, Sagaciousness, Sapience



2. Adjective. Mentally acute or penetratingly discerning. "Much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument"
Exact synonyms: Clear-eyed, Clear-sighted
Similar to: Discerning
Derivative terms: Perspicaciousness

Definition of Perspicacious

1. a. Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight.

Definition of Perspicacious

1. Adjective. (figuratively) Of acute discernment; having keen insight; mentally perceptive. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Able to physically see clearly; quick-sighted; sharp-sighted. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perspicacious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perspicacious

persons of ordinary skill in the art
persons of size
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Literary usage of Perspicacious

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1. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... and flourishing kingdoms of Greece, should be so besotted ; and we in our times, how those witty Chinese, so perspicacious in all other things should be ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1905)
"... and flourishing kingdoms of Greece, should be so besotted; and we in our times, how those witty Chinese, so perspicacious in all other things should be ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"far-seeing, perspicacious. Long bome. The tomb, the sepulchre, the grave, Kent, acute, shrewd, clear-sighted, keen-sighted, 2. Relax, loosen. narrow house, ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"See PERSONAL 2. persons See PEOPLE, PERSONS. perspicacious, perspicacity, perspicuous, perspicuity Fowler 1926 was perhaps wise in his approach to this ..."

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