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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

Synonyms for farsighted

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Related Words for farsightedness

hypermetropia, hyperopia

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Historical Examples of farsightedness

  • All the Believers, confiding in their chief's farsightedness, set ardently to work.

    The Life of Mohammad

    Etienne Dinet

  • He left the permanent stamp of his wisdom and farsightedness upon that valuable document.

  • If the subject can read above the twenty-foot line and complains of headache from reading, farsightedness is indicated.

    The Science of Human Nature

    William Henry Pyle

  • Still another defect of vision is known as presbyopia or farsightedness due to old age.

    The Science of Human Nature

    William Henry Pyle

  • The line was successfully built and operated and the completed project was a monument to his enterprise and farsightedness.

farsightedness in Medicine


  1. hyperopia
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  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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farsightedness in Science


  1. See hyperopia.
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