Definition of far-sighted in English:



  • 1Showing a prudent awareness of future possibilities.

    ‘far-sighted ideas on education’
    • ‘Wouldn't it be great if Georgia were in the forefront of this groundbreaking legislation that shows such far-sighted thinking!’
    • ‘They recalled how he was hailed as the far-sighted statesman Africa so desperately needed when, coming to power after a guerrilla war that cost around 30,000 lives, he committed himself to a policy of reconciliation.’
    • ‘It was founded in 1976 by group of far-sighted people who saw government control steadily encircling other universities, dependent as they are on state funding.’
    • ‘The idea was far-sighted and enterprising but failed to eventuate because the project was too ambitious and needed large sums of money.’
    • ‘The challenges are real and must be addressed, but for far-sighted businesses this environment has also created a unique opportunity.’
    • ‘A few far-sighted Jewish people realize this and stand opposed to intervention.’
    • ‘He is shrewd, far-sighted, and ruthlessly economical with words’
    • ‘Foundations are remarkably wise and far-sighted.’
    • ‘What makes it big news is perhaps the fact that although it's a very complicated transaction, it's also a far-sighted one.’
    • ‘What's striking is how far-sighted this appointment turned out to be.’
    • ‘He continued: ‘This is obviously a very far-sighted and visionary idea but one that will require a great deal of prayer, research and careful thought.’’
    • ‘Overall, one cannot help but be impressed by how far-sighted these two economists were.’
    • ‘He adds that far-sighted companies strategize how they can use resources in a renewable way so they are not cost-buying later on.’
    • ‘This explanation is that, by dint of far-sighted economic policies, such competitors have been consistently pre-empting the world's most exciting new manufacturing opportunities.’
    • ‘On the Conservative side, far-sighted imperialists were already sensing that the sun might be setting on the British Empire.’
    • ‘It is an extraordinary, thoughtful exploration of what it is to be Scottish and a far-sighted vision of where the country's going.’
    • ‘Experts are prone to error just like anyone else and their vision of the future is not necessarily any more far-sighted.’
    • ‘This is a far-sighted idea that should be lauded.’
    • ‘Acquisition of material goods is but one step towards such far-sighted competence.’
    • ‘More far-sighted British politicians knew they could no longer hang on to the whole of Ireland.’
    prudent, prescient, foresighted, discerning, judicious, shrewd, percipient, provident, forearmed, politic, canny
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  • 2North American Long-sighted.

    • ‘‘As we age and get more far-sighted there should be a better result for heads-up displays, but right now we really don't know which is better,’ he says.’
    • ‘But the little girl is very far-sighted in one eye, so her sight will not be that good.’
    • ‘Near- and far-sighted people alike can tell you about the nuances of falling asleep in daily-wear lenses and wiping sweat residue from glasses after aerobics.’
    • ‘Jellyfish are horribly hyperopic, or far-sighted!’
    • ‘Typically, that means that the prospective patient is extremely near- or far-sighted, he said.’
    • ‘My mom pulled out her wrist watch and held it away from her far-sighted eyes.’
    • ‘Clara, already a little far-sighted, held it at arm's length.’
    • ‘I'm far-sighted, and almost blind in the right eye.’