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Friday, February 18, 2005

Definitions for perspicacity

  1. Clearness of understanding or insight; penetration, discernment.

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Citations for perspicacity
His predictions over the years have mixed unusual aristocratic insight with devastating perspicacity. , Independent
Doubtless these thumbnail sketches, like everything else Stendhal wrote, were intended ultimately to relate to his own notion of himself as a creature of invincible perspicacity and sophistication. Jonathan Keates, Stendhal
Origin of perspicacity
Perspicacity comes from Latin perspicax, perspicac-, "sharp-sighted," from perspicere, "to look through," from per, "through" + specere, "to look."
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