Perspicaciously
Perspicacious Per`spi*ca"cious, a. [L. perspicax, -acis, fr. perspicere to look through: cf. F. perspicace. See {Perspective}.] 1. Having the power of seeing clearly; quick-sighted; sharp of sight. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Of acute discernment; keen. [1913 Webster] -- {Per`spi*ca"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Per`spi*ca"cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • perspicaciously — perspicacious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a ready insight into and understanding of things. DERIVATIVES perspicaciously adverb perspicacity noun. ORIGIN from Latin perspicax seeing clearly …   English terms dictionary

  • perspicaciously — adverb see perspicacious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perspicaciously — See perspicacious. * * * …   Universalium

  • perspicaciously — adverb a) With the power of seeing or understanding clearly; quick sightedly; with sharp of sight. b) (figurative) With acute discernment; keenly; with mental perception. See Also: perspicacious, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, conspicuous,… …   Wiktionary

  • perspicaciously — pÉœrspɪ keɪʃəslɪ / pɜːs adv. with understanding; with acute perception, discerningly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perspicaciously — per·spi·ca·cious·ly …   English syllables

  • perspicaciously — See: perspicacious …   English dictionary

  • perspicaciously — adverb : in a perspicacious way : with perspicacity …   Useful english dictionary

  • perspicacious — perspicaciously, adv. perspicaciousness, n. /perr spi kay sheuhs/, adj. 1. having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning: to exhibit perspicacious judgment. 2. Archaic. having keen vision. [1610 20; PERSPICACI(TY) + OUS] Syn. 1.… …   Universalium

  • perspicacious — adjective Etymology: Latin perspicac , perspicax, from perspicere Date: 1640 of acute mental vision or discernment ; keen Synonyms: see shrewd • perspicaciously adverb • perspicaciousness noun • perspicacity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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