perspicacity perspicacity


  1. (n) intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
  2. (n) the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions


  1. That would take a perspicacity most politicians lack.
  2. But when the banker thinks of Indiana he thinks of Evans Woollen, a banker whose fortune is moderate, whose perspicacity unsurpassed.
  3. Today, seekers of divorce study the marriage laws with equal perspicacity and success.


  • Bruins vs. Blackhawks: Stanley Cup final set up to be a thriller

    Surely, when the National Hockey League releases its commemorative Stanley Cup champions 2013 video, the winner of the series that begins Wednesday in Chicago will be crowned a "team of destiny" though the perspicacity of hindsight.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

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  • ...Kyl praised Gregg, a former New Hampshire governor who is the senior Republican on the Senate budget committee, as a "phenomenal" senator whose selection showed "a great deal of perspicacity" by Obama.
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Jon Kyl Source: AFP

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