Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Perspicacity'
- intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings) [syn: shrewdness, astuteness, perspicaciousness]
- the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions [syn: judgment, judgement, sound judgment, sound judgement]
- 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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Perspicacity'
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.[See more about Perspicacity at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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