clearheaded
adjective Date: 1709 1. having or showing a clear understanding ; perceptive <
clearheaded comments
>
2. able to think clearly <
stay calm and clearheaded
>
clearheadedly adverbclearheadedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • clearheaded — adj. not troubled, alert, wide awake, able to think clearly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clearheaded — adj 1. astute, discerning, perceptive, penetrating, piercing; perspicacious, percipient, discriminating, appercipient; bright, smart, sharp, shrewd, keen, quick, Inf. quick on the trigger; sagacious, sapient, wise. 2. alert, wide awake, aware,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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  • clearheaded — adjective not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑clear thinking • Ant: ↑confused • Similar to: ↑clear, ↑unclouded …   Useful english dictionary

  • lucid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. clear, limpid, transparent, understandable; sane, rational; shining. See transparency, sanity. Ant., obscure, irrational. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Clear to the sight] Syn. pellucid, transparent,… …   English dictionary for students

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