perspicaciousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n perspicaciousness intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perspicaciousness The character of being perspicacious; acuteness of sight; perspicacity.
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Usage

In literature:

Such a policy was, of course, indicative of a shrewd and perspicacious mind.
"Catherine de' Medici" by Honore de Balzac
Hippolyte Ceres, without being either very subtle, or very perspicacious, noticed that there was something different in his home.
"Penguin Island" by Anatole France
He knew him to be nervous, on the one hand, and perspicacious on the other.
"Cosmopolis, Complete" by Paul Bourget
My readers have doubtless made the perspicacious surmise that I was little seen in the college classrooms.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
His understanding was strong and perspicacious.
"Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World" by James Cook
But he was less perspicacious than the older man.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
All this is worthy the investigation of our acute and perspicacious colleague, Dr. Holmes.
"A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H. C. Yarrow
The anger and hatred of a people are perspicacious.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Generous and courageous and perspicacious.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
And this is how that perspicacious matron read those signs.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In science:

His perspicacious graph (Fig. 3 spawned great progress in understanding and exploiting the fluctuations of the spacings between steps.
Using the Wigner-Ibach Surmise to Analyze Terrace-Width Distributions: History, User's Guide, and Advances
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