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  1. having keen sight.
  2. having or showing mental acuteness.
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Origin of sharp-sighted

First recorded in 1565–75
Related formssharp-sight·ed·ly, adverbsharp-sight·ed·ness, noun
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Related Words for sharp-sighted

perceptive, brainy, intelligent, shrewd, astute, acute, agile, alert, apt, bright, brilliant, canny, clever, facetious, humorous, keen, knowing, penetrating, prompt, quick

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Historical Examples of sharp-sighted

  • “A worthy, honest man—not too sharp-sighted,” she said of Sir Thomas to herself.

    Clare Avery

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • It could, indeed, be seen in full daylight by sharp-sighted people.

    The Story of the Heavens

    Robert Stawell Ball

  • When on the hunt for prey, it is very cunning and sharp-sighted.

  • The most sharp-sighted eye could not have discovered his place of concealment.

  • As an engineer he was clever, intelligent, sharp-sighted, and energetic.

British Dictionary definitions for sharp-sighted


  1. having keen vision; sharp-eyed
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Derived Formssharp-sightedly, adverbsharp-sightedness, noun
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