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Pronunciation:  `purspu'kasutee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
  2. [n]  intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

PERSPICACITY is a 12 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: astuteness, judgement, judgment, perspicaciousness, shrewdness, sound judgement, sound judgment
 See Also: acumen, craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, insightfulness, intelligence, knowingness, objectiveness, objectivity, slyness, street smarts, subjectiveness, subjectivity, trait, wiliness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per`spi*cac"i*ty\, n. [L. perspicacitas: cf. F.
perspicacit['e]. See {Perspicacious}.]
The state of being perspicacious; acuteness of sight or of
intelligence; acute discernment. --Sir T. Browne.

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