- seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic.
- seeing to a great distance.
- wise, as in foreseeing future developments: a farsighted statesman.
Origin of farsighted
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3. foresighted, farseeing, prescient, discerning, prudent, perspicacious.
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Examples from the Web for farsighted
Is this neurosis, narcissism, or the farsighted wisdom that allows a fellow to win three hundred games?Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
He has received international recognition for his expertise and farsighted contributions to the mobile industry since 2005.Reboot America! Participants
The Daily Beast
September 24, 2010
But Michael shook his head, assuming a farsighted expression.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
Some of the boys were farsighted enough to grasp what Elmer believed so firmly.Woodcraft
The Japanese are a farsighted people and war with them is an exact science.Our National Defense:
George Hebard Maxwell
The purchaser was a thrifty, farsighted traveling man who had wearied of the road and wanted to settle down.Fanny Herself
He died the victim of his many treasons, by the farsighted barbarism of his accomplices.
- Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic.
- Capable of seeing to a great distance.
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