Karyn Zlatkovic

Counselling & Psychology ~ Gold Coast, Qld – Lismore, NSW

Word of the Month – July 2012 July 11, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized,Word of the month — profesoraingles @ 11:18 am
noun: perspicacity
  1. the quality of having a ready insight into things; shrewdness.
    “the perspicacity of her remarks”



     [pur-spi-key-shuh s]


    having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning:

    to exhibit perspicacious judgment.


    Archaic. having keen vision.

per·spi·cac·i·ty  (pûrsp-ks-t)


Acuteness of perception, discernment, or understanding.
Noun 1. perspicacity - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)perspicacity– intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business – the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; “computers are now widely used in business”
intelligence – the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness, craft – shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
insightfulness, acumen – shrewdness shown by keen insight
knowingness – shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge
street smarts – a shrewd ability to survive in a dangerous urban environment
2. perspicacity– the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

trait – a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
objectiveness, objectivity – judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
subjectiveness, subjectivity – judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts

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