perspicaz
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perspicaz(
pehrs
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kahs
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (clever)
a. sharp
El comentario perspicaz de Laura llamó la atención hasta de los más avispados.Laura's sharp comment attracted the attention even of the most brainy people.
b. perspicacious
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
La observación perspicaz del abogado pareció convencer al juez.The lawyer's perspicacious observation appeared to convince the judge.
2. (perceptive)
a. shrewd
Lola es muy perspicaz por ser tan joven.Lola is quite shrewd for one so young.
b. perspicacious
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Hay que ser muy perspicaz para entender el mensaje oculto de esta película.You have to be very perspicacious to understand the hidden message of this movie.
3. (acute)
a. keen
La visión perspicaz de Juan es la única capaz de leer ese cartel desde aquí.With his keen vision, Juan is the only one of us able to read that sign from here.
4. (having keen vision)
a. sharp-sighted
Ojalá fuera tan perspicaz como mis padres, pero yo tengo que usar gafas.I wish I was as sharp-sighted as my parents, but I have to use glasses.
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perspicaz
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. sharp, perceptive
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
perspicaz
adjective
1 (agudo, sagaz) perceptive; shrewd
2 [+vista] keen; [+persona] keen-sighted
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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