Monday, June 17, 2002
perspicacity noun [pur-spuh-KAS-uh-tee] Clearness of understanding or insight; penetration, discernment.
Definitions for perspicacity
- Clearness of understanding or insight; penetration, discernment.
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Citations for perspicacity
His predictions over the years have mixed unusual aristocratic insight with devastating perspicacity.
Doubtless these thumbnail sketches, like everything else Stendhal wrote, were intended ultimately to relate to his own notion of himself as a creature of invincible perspicacity and sophistication.
Origin of perspicacity
Perspicacity comes from Latin perspicax, perspicac-, "sharp-sighted," from perspicere, "to look through," from per, "through" + specere, "to look."