Definition of farsighted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfärˌsīdəd/
Pronunciation: /färˈsīdəd/


1North American Unable to see things clearly, especially if they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point behind the retina; hyperopic.
Example sentences
  • You might choose LASIK if you're nearsighted or farsighted, with or without astigmatism.
  • Eyes that are anteriorly or posteriorly shorter than the normal eye size with too little refractive power are hyperopic, or farsighted.
  • Both nearsighted and farsighted people can have astigmatism.
1.1Seeing or able to see for a great distance.
1.2Having imagination or foresight: a farsighted businessman
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  • So it is encouraging to report that one farsighted businessman is looking to use the river to alleviate traffic problems during this summer's Royal Ascot horseracing festival.
  • It would have been so much better if it took its epic notions and truly expanded them into a farsighted, imaginative exploration of emotion in society.
prescient, visionary, percipient, shrewd, discerning, judicious, canny, prudent



Example sentences
  • Weapons elimination or secure storage was, far-sightedly, being funded by the country, but only partially.


Pronunciation: /färˈsīdədnəs/
Example sentences
  • These changes are perfect examples of the far-sightedness of our Founding Fathers, and evidence of the adaptability and flexibility of our Constitution.
  • This guy's far-sightedness reaches beyond that time scale.
  • In a further example of far-sightedness, the scheme has been extended to take in people arrested for non-drug offences.

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Syllabification: far·sight·ed

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