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clear-eyed

[kleer-ahyd] /ˈklɪərˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
having clear eyes.
2.
mentally acute or perceptive; realistic; clear-sighted:
a clear-eyed appraisal.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30
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British Dictionary definitions for clear-eyed

clear-eyed

adjective
1.
discerning; perceptive
2.
having clear eyes or sharp vision
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