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Meaning of PERSPICACIOUS

Pronunciation:  `purspu'keyshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"
 

PERSPICACIOUS is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: clear-eyed, clear-sighted, discerning, sagacious, sapient, wise
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per`spi*ca"cious\, a. [L. perspicax, -acis, fr.
perspicere to look through: cf. F. perspicace. See
{Perspective}.]
1. Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp
   of sight.

2. Fig.: Of acute discernment; keen. --
   {Per`spi*ca"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Per`spi*ca"cious*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acute, all-knowing, apperceptive, appercipient, apprehending, apprehensive, argute, astute, aware, cagey, cogent, cognizant, comprehending, conscious, discerning, farseeing, farsighted, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, heady, incisive, insightful, intelligent, judicious, knowing, knowledgeable, longheaded, longsighted, mindful, omniscient, penetrating, perceptive, percipient, perspicuous, piercing, prehensile, provident, sagacious, savvy, sensible, sharp-sighted, sharp-witted, shrewd, trenchant, understanding, wise
 

 

 

 

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