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perspicacious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word perspicacious

(adj) acutely insightful and wise
Synonyms : sagacious , sapient
Example Sentence
  • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
  • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
  • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators

(adj) mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
Synonyms : clear-eyed , clear-sighted
Example Sentence
  • too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow
  • chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership
  • much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for perspicacious

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by anudeep meka

sounds like perspective or perceptive which are related.
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by lamardebater

per-speak-aces every time she spoke (so insightful that it was like she was serving) aces
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by rishib1988

per = completely.. and the 2nd part rhymes with inspect.. hence having an insight..
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by muffisoni

perspicacious: Perspi=precisely ; Cacious=cautious means quick in noticing.
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by shour

PURSE-PICK-ASHES:the purse is filled with the ashes of wisdom: from the PURSE one PICKS ASHES of wisdom.
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by Jackery

Having a spaCIOUS PERspective that includes fine attention to detail...
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by KOGrad

When you're curious try clear eyes (ben stein commercial)-WOW
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by otimuz

PERSpiCACious: percipitattion+cactus. percipitation is related to water. CACTUS is "WISE" to live widout WATER in deserts
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by balajicoolstar

the Athenian Statesman PERICLES was one PERSPICACIOUS dude.
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by dshefman

perspi =perspective cacious= cautious perspicacious = cautious in forming a perspective
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by green.petals

Your head is a BOOKCASE full of books, and you are PERSPIRING because it is a lot of work carrying that around on your neck. Your head is a PERSPIRING CASE
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by Jackery

PERSistent PICA(sso) CIOUS :-| life picasso, that's it.
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by BloodyMickey

sounds like REVOLVE . so while revolving.. u move from one place to another.. or "transferring"
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by abhishek26

Per +Pic +sious=Perfect Peek Of Situation;meaning perfect understanding of situation,so keen mental perception n understanding
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by laaptu

pers (PURSE) + picacious (relate to PEEK) : Just looking at a PURSE, without PEEKing inside, she can tell how much money it has . How insightful/penetrating sight !!
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by parag.dxt

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