Perspicacity

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Perspicacity Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    perspicacity n
  1. intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings) [syn: shrewdness, astuteness, perspicaciousness]
  2. the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions [syn: judgment, judgement, sound judgment, sound judgement]
Perspicacity Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Perspicacity \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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Perspicacity (or perspicaciousness) is a penetrating discernment - a clarity of vision or intellect which provides a deep understanding and insight.

Being perspicacious about other people, rather than having false illusions, is a sign of good mental health.

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  • Tabada: Nose knows
    IF DOGS surpass humans in perspicacity, credit goes to the fulcrum of this canine wisdom: the Nose. A case in point is our family “aspin (“asong Pinoy”), Udo. I’ve observed many times His Noseness stick his muzzle into the air before doing anything. Read more on this news related to 'Perspicacity'
  • The Tip of My Tongue by Trezza Azzopardi – review
    This reinvention of a tale from the Mabinogion is a deceptively simple story that conveys the vastness of a grief Perspicacity is a prerequisite for someone "learning to be an International Spy", and it is a quality that Enid is keen to hone. Set in 1970s Cardiff, Azzopardi 's reinvention of "Geraint, son of Erbin", a tale from the Mabinog Read more on this news related to 'Perspicacity'
  • Get your Figaro straight - no music
    PRINCETON - The old operatic question of why people sing rather than speak will be put to a singular new test with the McCarter Theatre's double production of The Figaro Plays, which spawned two of the most popular operas ever written but promise to stand on their own thanks to their startling political perspicacity. Read more on this news related to 'Perspicacity'

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