[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. farrow,
  2. farruca,
  3. fars,
  4. farseeing,
  5. farsi,
  6. farsightedly,
  7. farsightedness,
  8. farsistan,
  9. fart,
  10. farther

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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Medicine definitions for farsighted



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

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