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Syllabification: per·spi·ca·cious
Pronunciation: /ˌpərspəˈkāSHəs

Definition of perspicacious in English:


Having a ready insight into and understanding of things: it offers quite a few facts to the perspicacious reporter
More example sentences
  • Would the webmaster like to comment on why my posting in this thread, which I considered to be insightful and perspicacious, was deleted?
  • But you're not going to be reading this book for any perspicacious insight into the human condition.
  • The feline anecdote was just one of a number of insights so perspicacious they subsequently acted as threads throughout the rest of the conference.
discerning, shrewd, perceptive, astute, penetrating, observant, percipient, sharp-witted, sharp, smart, alert, clear-sighted, farsighted, acute, clever, canny, intelligent, insightful, wise, sage, sensitive, intuitive, understanding, aware, discriminating


early 17th century: from Latin perspicax, perspicac- 'seeing clearly' + -acious.



Example sentences
  • Women don't have the same bits as men, he says perspicaciously.
  • The poet perspicaciously told him, ‘the trouble with you is you don't know that art is a commodity.’
  • As he has noted so perspicaciously elsewhere, ‘it is easy to overlook the reliance of an expanding economy on this humble commodity’.

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