Definition of perspicacious in English:


Line breaks: per¦spi|ca¦cious
Pronunciation: /ˌpəːspɪˈkeɪʃəs


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.


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



More 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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