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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Building a neighborhood from scratch takes God-like perspicacity. There's housing to consider, and water, roadways, stores, transportation, sewage, parks, landscaping, pricing and hundreds of other elements. Putting it all together successfully may lie beyond human or even divine capacity. After all, the Supreme Being Himself (or Herself) wound up having to ev Read more on this news related to 'Perspicacity'
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“Pay attention to your foes, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.” — Antisthenes Does President Benigno Simeon Aquino III really know where this country is headed to? Does President Aquino possess the necessary erudition, the perspicacity, and incisiveness to chart the straight and correct course to a long-term sustainable growth? Read more on this news related to 'Perspicacity'