- 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
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3. foresighted, farseeing, prescient, discerning, prudent, perspicacious.
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Examples from the Web for far-sighted
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Thrifty and far-sighted, as witness the good ten thousand in cash.Gigolo
The rank and file were neither so far-sighted nor so moderate.Lectures on the French Revolution
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But Father Gregory, whose old eyes were far-sighted, had seen it all.Long Live the King
Mary Roberts Rinehart
But Kociuszko was too far-sighted to content himself with promises.Kosciuszko
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However, you have been far-sighted in fixing beforehand how far I am to go.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
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- possessing prudence and foresight
- med of, relating to, or suffering from hyperopia
- another word for long-sighted
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Word Origin and History for far-sighted
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic.
- Capable of seeing to a great distance.
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