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[shahrp-sahy-tid] /ˈʃɑrpˈsaɪ tɪd/
having keen sight.
having or showing mental acuteness.
Origin of sharp-sighted
First recorded in 1565-75
Related forms
sharp-sightedly, adverb
sharp-sightedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the morning some sharp-sighted person perceived Judas hanging above the city, and cried out in horror.

  • It could, indeed, be seen in full daylight by sharp-sighted people.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
  • A sharp-sighted seaman stood on the fore-yard, from whence he conned the vessel,—the lead kept going as before.

    Our Sailors W.H.G. Kingston
  • “A worthy, honest man—not too sharp-sighted,” she said of Sir Thomas to herself.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • It made Ursula shudder slightly, the quick, sharp-sighted, intent animality of the man.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • When on the hunt for prey, it is very cunning and sharp-sighted.

  • None are so sharp-sighted as hostile critics, and from none can such good lessons be learned.

    Deaconesses in Europe Jane M. Bancroft
  • As an engineer he was clever, intelligent, sharp-sighted, and energetic.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • Whether the sharp-sighted Castilian placed any confidence in these professions, or not, it suited his designs to appear to do so.

  • So thought Wolsey, the most sharp-sighted of English ministers.

British Dictionary definitions for sharp-sighted


having keen vision; sharp-eyed
Derived Forms
sharp-sightedly, adverb
sharp-sightedness, noun
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