Definition of Perspicacity

1. Noun. Intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings).




2. Noun. The capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions.
Exact synonyms: Judgement, Judgment, Sound Judgement, Sound Judgment
Generic synonyms: Trait
Specialized synonyms: Objectiveness, Objectivity, Subjectiveness, Subjectivity
Derivative terms: Judgmental

Definition of Perspicacity

1. n. The state of being perspicacious; acuteness of sight or of intelligence; acute discernment.

Definition of Perspicacity

1. Noun. Acute discernment or understanding; insight. ¹

2. Noun. The human faculty or power to mentally grasp or understand clearly. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Keen eyesight. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perspicacity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perspicacity

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perspicacity (current term)
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Literary usage of Perspicacity

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1. History of English Literature by Hippolyte Taine (1897)
"He was severe in principles, and had acquired perspicacity by his rigour. In reality, conscience is a lamp; a moralist is a psychologist; ..."

2. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1890)
"His perspicacity.—His vigilance.—Zeal and labor of his functionaries.—Result of competition thus viewed and of functions thus exercised. ..."

3. The Modern Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1890)
"His perspicacity.—His vigilance.—Zeal and labor of his functionaries.—Result of competition thus viewed and of functions thus exercised. ..."

4. The Riviera by William Scott (1907)
"She has developed, and is to-day developing, her resources in this direction with untiring energy and clear perspicacity. She is reaping, and will continue ..."

5. Practical Observations on the Report of the Bullion-committee by Charles Bosanquet (1810)
"To the perspicacity, which alone could have qualified me for such foresight I do not pretend; but* nothing more than diligence and impartiality was required ..."

6. The Church Cyclopædia: A Dictionary of Church Doctrine, History by Angelo Ames Benton (1884)
"... as follows: "Let any person who has candor and perspicacity enough to judge, not from the man, but from his writings, open the volume of his predictions ..."

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