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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr see-ing]
    • /fɑr ˈsi ɪŋ/
    • /ˈfɑː(r) siː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr see-ing]
    • /fɑr ˈsi ɪŋ/

Definitions of far-seeing word

  • adjective far-seeing having foresight; sagacious; discerning. 1
  • adjective far-seeing able to see objects distinctly at a great distance: Hawks are farseeing birds. 1
  • adjective far-seeing having shrewd judgment; far-sighted 0

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Origin of far-seeing

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; far + see1 + -ing2

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Parts of speech for Far-seeing


far-seeing popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for far-seeing

adj far-seeing

  • levelheaded — having common sense and sound judgment; sensible.
  • wise — having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.
  • shrewd — astute or sharp in practical matters: a shrewd politician.
  • prescient — having prescience, or knowledge of things or events before they exist or happen; having foresight: The prescient economist was one of the few to see the financial collapse coming.
  • canny — A canny person is clever and able to think quickly. You can also describe a person's behaviour as canny.

Antonyms for far-seeing

adj far-seeing

  • foolish — resulting from or showing a lack of sense; ill-considered; unwise: a foolish action, a foolish speech.
  • stupid — lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
  • unwise — not wise; foolish; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment: an unwise choice; an unwise man.
  • myopic — Ophthalmology. pertaining to or having myopia; nearsighted.
  • nearsighted — seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.

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