[ 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

far·sight·ed·ly, adverbfar·sight·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for far-sighted



possessing prudence and foresight
med of, relating to, or suffering from hyperopia
another word for long-sighted

Derived Forms

far-sightedly, adverbfar-sightedness, noun
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Medicine definitions for far-sighted



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