far-sighted

farsighted

[fahr-sahy-tid, -sahy-tid]
adjective
1.
seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic.
2.
seeing to a great distance.
3.
wise, as in foreseeing future developments: a farsighted statesman.

Origin:
1635–45; far + sight + -ed3

farsightedly, adverb
farsightedness, noun


3. foresighted, farseeing, prescient, discerning, prudent, perspicacious.
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far-sighted
 
adj
1.  possessing prudence and foresight
2.  med of, relating to, or suffering from hyperopia
3.  another word for long-sighted
 
far-'sightedly
 
adv
 
far-'sightedness
 
n

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farsighted
1640s, "forecasting, prescient;" 1878 as a defect of the eyes (hypermetropic); see far + sight. Related: Farsightedness.
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farsighted far·sight·ed or far-sight·ed (fär'sī'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic.

  2. Capable of seeing to a great distance.

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