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PERSPICACITY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does perspicacity mean? 

PERSPICACITY (noun)
  The noun PERSPICACITY has 2 senses:

1. intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
2. the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

  Familiarity information: PERSPICACITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSPICACITY (noun)


Sense 1perspicacity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

astuteness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity; shrewdness

Hypernyms ("perspicacity" is a kind of...):

intelligence (the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience)

Domain category:

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perspicacity"):

craft; craftiness; cunning; foxiness; guile; slyness; wiliness (shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception)

acumen; insightfulness (shrewdness shown by keen insight)

knowingness (shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge)

street smarts (a shrewd ability to survive in a dangerous urban environment)


Sense 2perspicacity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

sound judgement; sound judgment; perspicacity; judgement; judgment

Hypernyms ("perspicacity" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perspicacity"):

objectiveness; objectivity (judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices)

subjectiveness; subjectivity (judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts)


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