perspicacious
[ pur-spi-key-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Latin from Latin perspicax, perspicac- ‘seeing clearly’ + -acious
Synonyms
  • acute
  • alert
  • aware
  • clever
  • discerning
  • heady
  • judicious
  • keen
  • savvy
  • shrewd
Antonyms
  • ignorant
  • unobservant
  • unperceptive
Definition
having a ready insight into and understanding of things
Example
Even though George was brilliant, his eagerness to pass perspicacious judgment quickly became annoying to his social circle.
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