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English definition of “far-sighted”

far-sighted

adjective uk   /ˌfɑːˈsaɪ.tɪd/ us    /ˌfɑːrˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd/

far-sighted adjective (WISE)

UK having good judgment about what will be needed in the future and making wise decisions based on this: Buying those shares was a very far-sighted move - they must be worth ten times their original value now.

far-sighted adjective (SEEING)

US (UK long-sighted) describes someone who has difficulty seeing things that are close: I'm so far-sighted, I can't read the newspaper without my glasses.
(Definition of far-sighted from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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