perspicacious


per·spi·ca·cious

adjective \ˌpər-spə-ˈkā-shəs\

: having or showing an ability to notice and understand things that are difficult or not obvious

Full Definition of PERSPICACIOUS

:  of acute mental vision or discernment :  keen
per·spi·ca·cious·ly adverb
per·spi·ca·cious·ness noun
per·spi·cac·i·ty \-ˈka-sə-tē\ noun

Origin of PERSPICACIOUS

Latin perspicac-, perspicax, from perspicere
First Known Use: 1640

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