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ˌpɜr spɪˈkeɪ ʃəsper·spi·ca·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perspicacious, sagacious, sapientadjective

    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"

  2. clear-eyed, clear-sighted, perspicaciousadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. perspicaciousadjective

    Of acute discernment; having keen insight; mentally perceptive.

    Etymology: First attested 1548, from perspicacitas, from perspicax, from perspicio, from per- + specio. See also perspective.

  2. perspicaciousadjective

    Able to physically see clearly; quick-sighted; sharp-sighted.

    Etymology: First attested 1548, from perspicacitas, from perspicax, from perspicio, from per- + specio. See also perspective.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perspicaciousadjective

    having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight

    Etymology: [L. perspicax, -acis, fr. perspicere to look through: cf. F. perspicace. See Perspective.]

  2. Perspicaciousadjective

    fig.: Of acute discernment; keen

    Etymology: [L. perspicax, -acis, fr. perspicere to look through: cf. F. perspicace. See Perspective.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perspicacious

    pėr-spi-kā′shus, adj. of clear or acute understanding: quick-sighted.—adv. Perspicā′ciously.—ns. Perspicā′ciousness; Perspicac′ity, state of being acute in discerning: keenness of sight or of understanding; Perspicū′ity, state of being perspicacious: clearness in expressing ideas so as to make them easily understood by others: freedom from obscurity.—adj. Perspic′ūous, that can be seen through: clear to the mind: easily understood: not obscure in any way: evident.—adv. Perspic′ūously.—n. Perspic′ūousness. [L. perspicax, perspicacisperspicĕre, to see through.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perspicacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perspicacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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