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[fahr-sahy-tid, -sahy-tid]
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  1. seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic.
  2. seeing to a great distance.
  3. wise, as in foreseeing future developments: a farsighted statesman.
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Origin of farsighted

First recorded in 1635–45; far + sight + -ed3
Related formsfar·sight·ed·ly, adverbfar·sight·ed·ness, noun

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Contemporary Examples of farsighted

Historical Examples of farsighted

  • But Michael shook his head, assuming a farsighted expression.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan

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


    Alan Douglas

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

    Our National Defense:

    George Hebard Maxwell

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

    Fanny Herself

    Edna Ferber

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

farsighted in Medicine


  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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