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[fahr-sahy-tid, -sahy-tid] /ˈfɑrˈsaɪ tɪd, -ˌsaɪ tɪd/
seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic.
seeing to a great distance.
wise, as in foreseeing future developments:
a farsighted statesman.
Origin of farsighted
1635-45; far + sight + -ed3
Related forms
farsightedly, adverb
farsightedness, noun
3. foresighted, farseeing, prescient, discerning, prudent, perspicacious. Unabridged
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  • What farsighted men started the movement which resulted in our national government's making a great scenic park in Virginia?

  • Some of the boys were farsighted enough to grasp what Elmer believed so firmly.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
  • Mr. Jefferson's instructions to the young officer showed his own farsighted earnestness.

    Lewis and Clark William R. Lighton
  • The Japanese are a farsighted people and war with them is an exact science.

    Our National Defense: George Hebard Maxwell
  • They could not then see how wise, how farsighted, how inevitable Roosevelt's decision was.

  • The purchaser was a thrifty, farsighted traveling man who had wearied of the road and wanted to settle down.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • The eyeball of a farsighted person is very short, and the retina is too close to the crystalline lens.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • He died the victim of his many treasons, by the farsighted barbarism of his accomplices.

farsighted in Medicine

farsighted far·sight·ed or far-sight·ed (fär'sī'tĭd)

  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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