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[fahr-sahy-tid, -sahy-tid] /ˈfɑrˈsaɪ tɪd, -ˌsaɪ tɪd/
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
First recorded in 1635-45; far + sight + -ed3
Related forms
farsightedly, adverb
farsightedness, noun
3. foresighted, farseeing, prescient, discerning, prudent, perspicacious. Unabridged
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  • But Michael shook his head, assuming a farsighted expression.

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  • Some of the boys were farsighted enough to grasp what Elmer believed so firmly.

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  • The Japanese are a farsighted people and war with them is an exact science.

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  • The purchaser was a thrifty, farsighted traveling man who had wearied of the road and wanted to settle down.

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

  • Philopœmen was farsighted enough to see from the beginning that the Roman alliance would prove bad for Greece.

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  • He was one of Egypt's most capable and farsighted kings, and being as well a fearless warrior, he carried all before him.

  • Other eyes which do not focus clearly on objects near at hand are said to be farsighted.

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farsighted far·sight·ed or far-sight·ed (fär'sī'tĭd)

  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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