perspicacity

Part of speech: noun

PERSPICACIOUSNESS.

Part of speech: noun

Mental penetration.

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Usage examples "perspicacity":

  1. He stood in such terror of David's perspicacity, that he locked himself into his pretty new study until he could recover himself, his head was swimming in this new position. - "Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I", Honore de Balzac.
  2. The industry of the Alsatian was equalled by his perspicacity; he soon fathomed the intentions of the chairman and understood that the chief purpose of the committee was the exact opposite of that which its flowing terms of reference were intended to convey. - "War-time Silhouettes", Stephen Hudson.
  3. Mills would have to acknowledge that his perspicacity had been at fault, when he distrusted this last purchase. - "The Blotting Book", E. F. Benson.