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Synonyms for perspicacity
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrewdness, astuteness, perspicacity, perspicaciousness(noun)

    intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

    Synonyms:
    astuteness, profundity, profoundness, depth, sound judgement, judgement, judgment, perspicaciousness, shrewdness, sound judgment, deepness

  2. judgment, judgement, sound judgment, sound judgement, perspicacity(noun)

    the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

    Synonyms:
    judging, sound judgment, legal opinion, assessment, sound judgement, shrewdness, judicial decision, sagaciousness, opinion, mind, judgement, perspicaciousness, judgment, discernment, sagacity, astuteness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perspicacity

    Sharpness, acuteness, and insight, however keen, and penetration, however deep, fall short of the meaning of acumen, which implies also ability to use these qualities to advantage. There are persons of keen insight and great penetration to whom these powers are practically useless. Acumen is sharpness to some purpose, and belongs to a mind that is comprehensive as well as keen. Cleverness is a practical aptitude for study or learning. Insight and discernment are applied oftenest to the judgment of character; penetration and perspicacity to other subjects of knowledge. Sagacity is an uncultured skill in using quick perceptions for a desired end, generally in practical affairs; acumen may increase with study, and applies to the most erudite matters. Shrewdness is keenness or sagacity, often with a somewhat evil bias, as ready to take advantage of duller intellects. Perspicacity is the power to see clearly through that which is difficult or involved. We speak of the acuteness of an observer or a reasoner, the insight and discernment of a student, a clergyman, or a merchant, the sagacity of a hound, the keenness of a debater, the shrewdness of a usurer, the penetration, perspicacity, and acumen of a philosopher.

    Synonyms:
    acumen, acuteness, cleverness, discernment, insight, keenness, penetration, sagacity, sharpness, shrewdness

    Antonyms:
    bluntness, dulness, obtuseness, stupidity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perspicacity

    Synonyms:
    acuteness, discernment, sagacity, penetration

    Antonyms:
    hebetude, dullness, stolidity, inobservance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perspicacity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    perspicaciousness, acuteness, sharpness, shrewdness, discernment, penetration, sagacity, astuteness, insight

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    acumen, clear-sightedness, insight, perceptiveness

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How to use perspicacity in a sentence?

  1. Walter Savage Landor:

    Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.


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