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clear-sighted

[kleer-sahy-tid]
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adjective
  1. having clear or sharp eyesight.
  2. having or marked by keen perception or sound judgment: a clear-sighted, analytical approach.

Origin of clear-sighted

First recorded in 1580–90
Related formsclear-sight·ed·ly, adverbclear-sight·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for clear-sighted

Historical Examples

  • Mr Haredale is too just, too generous, too clear-sighted in his moral vision, to—'

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • I'm clear-sighted enough about the people I make up in my books.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • But the law must be enforced for the sake of the clear-sighted citizens of the Republic.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Not so; it is the clear-sighted scientific Greek, that is all.

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • In that respect he was a clear-sighted man—he knew what the thing was worth.


British Dictionary definitions for clear-sighted

clear-sighted

adjective
  1. involving accurate perception or judgmenta clear-sighted compromise
  2. having clear vision
Derived Formsclear-sightedly, adverbclear-sightedness, noun
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