perspicacious / perspicuous

perspicacious / perspicuous
   Perspicacious means "mentally astute, acutely perceptive": I'm too perspicacious to be taken in by such a ruse.
   A perspicuous means "clearly and lucidly presented, easily grasped", as a perspicuous article on toads. Also be careful not to confuse this word with conspicuous "standing out, easily perceived".

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  • perspicacious / perspicuous —    Perspicacious means mentally astute, acutely perceptive : I m too perspicacious to be taken in by such a ruse.    A perspicuous means clearly and lucidly presented, easily grasped , as a perspicuous article on toads. Also be careful not to… …   Confused words

  • perspicacious — perspicacious, perspicuous Fowler (1926) snootily urged the use of simpler alternatives by ‘those who are neither learned nor pretentious’. Perspicacious means ‘having mental penetration or discernment, discerning’, and its corresponding noun is… …   Modern English usage

  • perspicuous — perspicacious, perspicuous Fowler (1926) snootily urged the use of simpler alternatives by ‘those who are neither learned nor pretentious’. Perspicacious means ‘having mental penetration or discernment, discerning’, and its corresponding noun is… …   Modern English usage

  • perspicuous and perspicuity —    Clearly expressed; lucid; easy to understand, especially because of clarity and precision of presentation. The quality of being perspicuous is perspicuity. (pron. pr spik yoo es, pr spe kyoo e tee) Not to be confused with perspicacious. One… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • perspicacious and perspicacity —    Having or showing penetrating thinking skills; clear sighted. Such an acuteness of perception is perspicacity. (pron. pr spi kay shes, pr spi kas e tee) Not to be confused with perspicuous. One easy way to keep out of trouble is to think of… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • perspicuous — adjective a) Clearly expressed, easy to understand; lucid. I am always willing to run some hazard of being tedious in order to be sure that I am perspicuous; b) Of a language or notation, such as that of formal propositional calculus: where the… …   Wiktionary

  • perspicuous — adj 1. clear, lucid, intelligible, understandable, easily understood, comprehensible, penetrating; plain, distinct, plain as day, plain as the nose on one s face, evident, apparent, manifest, obvious, patent, palpable, tangible, evident, self… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • perspicuous — perspicuously, adv. perspicuousness, n. /peuhr spik yooh euhs/, adj. 1. clearly expressed or presented; lucid. 2. perspicacious. [1470 80; < L perspicuus transparent, equiv. to perspic , s. of perspicere to look or see through (per PER + spicere …   Universalium

  • perspicacious — adjective /ˌpɜː.spɪˈkeɪ.ʃəs,ˌpɜːɹ.spɪˈkeɪ.ʃəs/ Of acute discernment; having keen insight; mentally perceptive. See Also: perspicacity, perspicuity, perspicuous, perspicuously, perspicuousness …   Wiktionary

  • perspicacious — Synonyms and related words: acute, all knowing, apperceptive, appercipient, apprehending, apprehensive, argute, astute, aware, cagey, cogent, cognizant, comprehending, conscious, discerning, farseeing, farsighted, foreseeing, foresighted,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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