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Definition of "farsighted" []

  • Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic. (adjective)
  • Capable of seeing to a great distance. (adjective)
  • Planning prudently for the future; foresighted: large goals that required farsighted policies. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "farsighted" in a sentence
  • "These people are not "farsighted" but criminally shortsighted."
  • "The region, more than any other part of the country, needs that kind of farsighted investment, but instead it is treated to the shortsighted policies of the Southern politicians of the past."
  • "This is really what I think secretaries of state should be doing, which is a kind of farsighted look into how the United States is going to implement its foreign policy agenda in the 21st century. ""