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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr sahy-tid]
    • /fɑr ˈsaɪ tɪd/
    • /ˈfɑː(r) ˈsaɪ.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr sahy-tid]
    • /fɑr ˈsaɪ tɪd/

Definitions of far-sighted word

  • adjective far-sighted seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic. 1
  • adjective far-sighted seeing to a great distance. 1
  • adjective far-sighted wise, as in foreseeing future developments: a farsighted statesman. 1
  • adjective far-sighted If you describe someone as far-sighted, you admire them because they understand what is likely to happen in the future, and therefore make wise decisions and plans. 0
  • adjective far-sighted Far-sighted people cannot see things clearly that are close to them, and therefore need to wear glasses. 0
  • adjective far-sighted possessing prudence and foresight 0

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Origin of far-sighted

First appearance:

before 1635
One of the 43% oldest English words
First recorded in 1635-45; far + sight + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Far-sighted


far-sighted popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% 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-sighted

adj far-sighted

  • acute — You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.
  • canny — A canny person is clever and able to think quickly. You can also describe a person's behaviour as canny.
  • cautious — Someone who is cautious acts very carefully in order to avoid possible danger.
  • clairvoyant — Someone who is believed to be clairvoyant is believed to know about future events or to be able to communicate with dead people.
  • discerning — showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding: a discerning critic of French poetry.

Antonyms for far-sighted

adj far-sighted

  • incautious — not cautious; careless; reckless; heedless.
  • rash — acting or tending to act too hastily or without due consideration.
  • shortsighted — unable to see far; nearsighted; myopic.
  • unthinking — thoughtless; heedless; inconsiderate: an unthinking, tactless person.
  • unwise — not wise; foolish; imprudent; lacking in good sense or judgment: an unwise choice; an unwise man.

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