Definition of farsighted
1a : seeing or able to see to a great distanceb : having or showing foresight or good judgment : sagacious
2 : affected with hyperopia
Examples of farsighted in a Sentence
plans made by farsighted city leaders
farsighted conservationists long ago realized that wilderness areas of breathtaking beauty needed to be protected from future development
Recent Examples of farsighted from the Web
It is rooted partly in the never-lose structure of modern executive compensation packages, but also in two farsighted investments made long ago by one of Yahoo’s founders, Jerry Yang.
Fries thinks what sets those farsighted people apart has something to do with ignoring conventional wisdom.
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First Known Use of farsighted
FARSIGHTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of farsighted for English Language Learners
: able to see things that are far away more clearly than things that are near
: able to predict what will or might happen in the future
: made or done while thinking about what will happen in the future
FARSIGHTED Defined for Kids
Definition of farsighted for Students
1 : able to see distant things more clearly than near ones
2 : able to judge how something will work out in the future
Medical Definition of farsighted
1: seeing or able to see to a great distance
2: affected with hyperopia
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