[ fahr-sahy-tid, -sahy-tid ]
See synonyms for: farsightedfarsightedness on Thesaurus.com

  1. seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic.

  2. seeing to a great distance.

  1. wise, as in foreseeing future developments: a farsighted statesman.

Compare Meanings

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.

Origin of farsighted

First recorded in 1635–45; far + sight + -ed3

Other words for farsighted

Other words from farsighted

  • far·sight·ed·ly, adverb
  • far·sight·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby farsighted

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use farsighted in a sentence

  • The farsighted Indian had destroyed the trail made by the one who lived as he had crept from the scene.

    The Lone Ranger Rides | Fran Striker
  • Does he not consider them as farsighted and energetic as the others he has pompously mentioned with such childish illusion.

    England, Canada and the Great War | Louis-Georges Desjardins
  • The eyeball of a farsighted person is very short, and the retina is too close to the crystalline lens.

    General Science | Bertha M. Clark
  • farsighted, purposeful Germany fought four and a half years upon the strength of great power plants run by the snows of the Alps.

British Dictionary definitions for far-sighted


  1. possessing prudence and foresight

  2. med of, relating to, or suffering from hyperopia

  1. another word for long-sighted

Derived forms of far-sighted

  • far-sightedly, adverb
  • far-sightedness, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012