perspicacious perspicacious  /pər spə ˈkeɪ ʃəs/


  1. (adj) acutely insightful and wise
  2. (adj) mentally acute or penetratingly discerning

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  1. Lucy is perspicacious and persevering and has marshaled all her faculties to crack the mystery of the disappearing diamonds.
  2. The most perspicacious planner is daunted by the task of readying the nation for the Olympic Games.
  3. Henry, the perspicacious keeper of operations, has been able to shave costs and keep the company afloat.


  • Viewpoints: Did Prop. 13 help produce the pension mess?

    Twenty years ago, the ever-perspicacious Joel Fox, who then headed the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, often complained that liberals were trying to blame everything that went wrong in California, from power failures to kidnapping, on Proposition 13. He even wrote a book spelling it all out.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

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