Definitions for sagacitysəˈgæs ɪ ti
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sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment, judgement, discernment(noun)
the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
judiciousness, sagacity, sagaciousness(noun)
the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions.
Origin: From sagacité, from sagacitas, from sagax, from sagire.
the quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.
The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.
Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens.
One has but to observe a community of beavers at work in a stream to understand the loss in his sagacity, balance, cooperation, competence, and purpose which Man has suffered since he rose up on his hind legs.... He began to chatter and he developed Reason, Thought, and Imagination, qualities which would get the smartest group of rabbits or orioles in the world into inextricable trouble overnight.
There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected.
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