Synonyms for perspicacity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pur-spi-kas-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˌpɜr spɪˈkæs ɪ ti

Définition of perspicacity

Origin :
  • 1540s, from Middle French perspicacité (15c.) and directly from Late Latin perspicacitas "sharp-sightedness, discernment," from Latin perspicax "sharp-sighted, having the power of seeing through," from perspicere "look through, look closely at" (see perspective).
  • noun insight
Example sentences :
  • Your reading of my character does honour to your perspicacity.
  • Extract from : « Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard » by Joseph Conrad
  • I am not in the least disconcerted by this display of perspicacity.
  • Extract from : « Notes on My Books » by Joseph Conrad
  • The dear woman had known nothing of the kind and her perspicacity amazed her.
  • Extract from : « The Paliser case » by Edgar Saltus
  • He stopped there with such an air of triumph and perspicacity that I was angry with him.
  • Extract from : « In Direst Peril » by David Christie Murray
  • Yet the perspicacity that he seldom wanted failed him at that moment.
  • Extract from : « Lectures on the French Revolution » by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • I looked at her, finding no words to express my astonishment at this perspicacity.
  • Extract from : « The Crossing » by Winston Churchill
  • Stenovics chuckled in apparent satisfaction at his own perspicacity.
  • Extract from : « Sophy of Kravonia » by Anthony Hope
  • And he is reaping a very tidy little harvest for his perspicacity.
  • Extract from : « Thorley Weir » by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
  • Mirko with perspicacity, and Ragna with a sort of subconscious expectation.
  • Extract from : « Ragna » by Anna Miller Costantini
  • Being a woman of some perspicacity, she did not really need to inspect the postmarks.
  • Extract from : « Mrs. Maxon Protests » by Anthony Hope

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