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farsighted

[fahr-sahy-tid, -sahy-tid]
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adjective
  1. seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic.
  2. seeing to a great distance.
  3. wise, as in foreseeing future developments: a farsighted statesman.

Origin of farsighted

First recorded in 1635–45; far + sight + -ed3
Related formsfar·sight·ed·ly, adverbfar·sight·ed·ness, noun

Synonyms

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3. foresighted, farseeing, prescient, discerning, prudent, perspicacious.
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  • 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

    Alan Douglas

  • 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

    Edna Ferber

  • He died the victim of his many treasons, by the farsighted barbarism of his accomplices.


farsighted in Medicine

farsighted

adj.
  1. Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic.
  2. Capable of seeing to a great distance.
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