Definition of far-sighted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfɑːˈsʌɪtɪd/


1Showing a prudent awareness of future possibilities: far-sighted ideas on education
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  • He continued: ‘This is obviously a very far-sighted and visionary idea but one that will require a great deal of prayer, research and careful thought.’
  • The idea was far-sighted and enterprising but failed to eventuate because the project was too ambitious and needed large sums of money.
  • This is a far-sighted idea that should be lauded.
prudent, prescient, foresighted, discerning, judicious, shrewd, percipient, provident, forearmed, politic, canny;
cautious, careful, watchful;
wise, sagacious, visionary
2North American Long-sighted.
Example sentences
  • Clara, already a little far-sighted, held it at arm's length.
  • ‘As we age and get more far-sighted there should be a better result for heads-up displays, but right now we really don't know which is better,’ he says.
  • Near- and far-sighted people alike can tell you about the nuances of falling asleep in daily-wear lenses and wiping sweat residue from glasses after aerobics.



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


Pronunciation: /ˌfɑːˈsʌɪtɪdnəs/
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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