- Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp-sighted.
- (figurative) Of acute discernment; keen; mentally perceptive.
Etymology: First attested w:1548, 1548, from perspicacitas literally meaning "discernment", from Latin perspicax literally meaning "sharp-sighted", from perspicere meaning "to look through", from per- "through" + specere "look at". See also perspective.
- Dutch: scherpzinnig
- French: perspicace(fr)
- German: scharfsinnig
- Italian: perspicace , perspicaci
- Spanish: perspicaz , perspicaces
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