[fahr-sahy-tid, -sahy-tid]


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 formsfar·sight·ed·ly, adverbfar·sight·ed·ness, noun

Synonyms for farsighted

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Examples from the Web for farsighted

Contemporary Examples of farsighted

  • Is this neurosis, narcissism, or the farsighted wisdom that allows a fellow to win three hundred games?

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    Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up

    Tom Boswell

    September 27, 2014

  • He has received international recognition for his expertise and farsighted contributions to the mobile industry since 2005.

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    Reboot America! Participants

    The Daily Beast

    September 24, 2010

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



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