Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having sharp, bright eyes; keen-sighted.
  • adjective Mentally acute or perceptive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having clear, bright eyes; clear-sighted; possessing acute and penetrating vision; hence, mentally acute or discerning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Acutely perceptive or discerning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having clear, sharp sight
  • adjective Mentally acute and perspicacious

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective mentally acute or penetratingly discerning

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Examples

  • Carter was consulting daily with the best military minds and some clear-eyed realists, with no shortage of hawks in his circle of advisers.

    The Good Fight

  • Carter was consulting daily with the best military minds and some clear-eyed realists, with no shortage of hawks in his circle of advisers.

    The Good Fight

  • Carter was consulting daily with the best military minds and some clear-eyed realists, with no shortage of hawks in his circle of advisers.

    The Good Fight

  • She learned to look upon danger clear-eyed and with understanding, losing forever that panic fear which is bred of ignorance and which afflicts the city-reared, making them as silly as silly horses, so that they await fate in frozen horror instead of grappling with it, or stampede in blind self-destroying terror which clutters the way with their crushed carcasses.

    THE UNEXPECTED

  • Her clear-eyed, girl-cheeked Joe might be anything but a prize-fighter.

    Chapter 2

  • And "The Major and the Minor," with Rogers's clear-eyed schemer masquerading as a child to save money.

    Ginger Rogers at 100: Even with Astaire, always taking the lead

  • But Ken Khachigian, a Republican strategist who wrote speeches for Reagan, said conservatives "need to be clear-eyed about Reagan" and how he sought to implement the principles he espoused.

    Reagan at 100 casts shadow over Republican Party

  • They were of many breeds, but their common life had formed of them a certain type, -- a lean and wiry type, with trail-hardened muscles, and sun-browned faces, and untroubled souls which gazed frankly forth, clear-eyed and steady.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • This new volume, Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, is a clear-eyed look at the Vietnam War's fateful consequences -- especially subsequent wars -- up until the present in Afghanistan.

    Jamie Stiehm: The Vietnam War Ghost: Does It Still Live in Obama's White House?

  • This new volume, Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama, is a clear-eyed look at the Vietnam War's fateful consequences -- especially subsequent wars -- up until the present in Afghanistan.

    Jamie Stiehm: The Vietnam War Ghost: Does It Still Live in Obama's White House?

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