perspicacity

[ pur-spi-kas-i-tee ]
/ ˌpɜr spɪˈkæs ɪ ti /

noun

keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.
Archaic. keen vision.

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Origin of perspicacity

First recorded in 1540–50; earlier perspicacite, from Late Latin perspicācitās “sharpness of sight,” equivalent to perspicāci- (stem of perspicāx “sharp-sighted”; see perspicuous) + -tās-ty2

synonym study for perspicacity

1. See perspicuity.
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