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[pur-spi-key-shuh s] /ˌpɜr spɪˈkeɪ ʃəs/

having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning:
to exhibit perspicacious judgment.
Archaic. having keen vision.
acutely perceptive or discerning
(archaic) having keen eyesight

1630s, formed as an adjective to perspicacity, from Latin perspicax “sharp-sighted, having the power of seeing through; acute” (see perspicacity). Related: Perspicaciously; perspicaciousness.


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