farsighted

Someone who's farsighted can see distant objects more clearly than things that are nearby. If you're farsighted, you may need to get some reading glasses.

Do you squint at tiny type online or in magazines, but clearly see the print on a sign several yards away? You might be farsighted! A more figurative way to be farsighted is to have the ability to guess, predict, or plan for what's going to happen in the future. If a candidate has farsighted ideas about education and jobs, they'll probably make a good member of the city council or school committee.

Primary Meanings of farsighted

1.
adj
able to see distant objects clearly
2.
adj
planning prudently for the future
Full Definitions of farsighted
1

adj able to see distant objects clearly

Synonyms:
presbyopic
eagle-eyed, farseeing, keen-sighted, longsighted
capable of seeing to a great distance
hypermetropic, hyperopic
abnormal ability to focus of distant objects
telescopic
capable of discerning distant objects
Antonyms:
myopic, nearsighted, shortsighted
unable to see distant objects clearly
2

adj planning prudently for the future

“large goals that required farsighted policies”
Synonyms:
farseeing, foresighted, foresightful, long, longsighted, prospicient
provident
providing carefully for the future

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