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perspicaciousness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being perspicacious; acuteness of sight; perspicacity.

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  • noun Perspicacity.

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

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In Elizabeth, for instance, Imam Heshaam Jaaber is credited with avoiding -- through dint of his personality and perspicaciousness -- riotous situations such as Newark's.

    1967: Plainfield and 10 other NJ towns besides Newark

  • In Elizabeth, for instance, Imam Heshaam Jaaber is credited with avoiding -- through dint of his personality and perspicaciousness -- riotous situations such as Newark's.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Her courage and perspicaciousness are second to none.

    Do you worry about what black people will think if Barack Obama loses?

  • Portia smiled quite genuinely; she was fond of Lady O, but Simon, in company with most gentlemen of his ilk, found her perspicaciousness somewhat scarifying.

    The Perfect Lover

  • I think the last 2, especially Cassa Pancho showed enough perspicaciousness gee, what a long word to take the film for what it is: Entertainment AND THEN make their comments.

    The Guardian World News

  • Publisher Glenn Yeffeth, whose perspicaciousness in his business is thoroughly proven by the fact that his BenBella Books published both Choice: The Best of Reason and the paperback edition of my This is Burning Man, runs the numbers and shows that, surprise, that's some mighty self-serving reasoning by the New York publishing barons:

    Reason Magazine - All Reason Articles from the Past Year: Page 1

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