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səˈgeɪ ʃəssaga·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perspicacious, sagacious, sapientadjective

    acutely insightful and wise

    "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"

  2. sagaciousadjective

    skillful in statecraft or management

    "an astute and sagacious statesman"

Wiktionary

  1. sagaciousadjective

    Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SAGACIOUSadjective

    Etymology: sagax, Latin.

    So scented the grim feature, and up-turn’d
    His nostrils wide into the murky air;
    Sagacious of his quarry from so far. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    With might and main they chas’d the murd’rous fox,
    Nor wanted horns t’ inspire sagacious hounds. Dryden.

    Only sagacious heads light on these observations, and reduce them into general propositions. John Locke.

ChatGPT

  1. sagacious

    Sagacious refers to having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; being wise, intelligent, and perceptive. It often applies to decisions, actions, or a person who demonstrates sharp insight and sound judgment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sagaciousadjective

    of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail

  2. Sagaciousadjective

    hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sagacious

    sa-gā′shus, adj. keen or quick in perception or thought: acute: discerning and judicious: wise.—adv. Sagā′ciously.—ns. Sagā′ciousness, Sagac′ity, acuteness of perception or thought: acute practical judgment: shrewdness. [L. sagax, sagacissagīre, to perceive quickly.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sagacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sagacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of sagacious in a Sentence

  1. Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor:

    Toward the accomplishment of an aim, which in wantonness of atrocity would seem to partake of the insane, he will direct a cool judgement, sagacious and sound. These men are madmen, and of the most dangerous sort.

  2. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    History is a sagacious narrator, softly imparting its wisdom to those who are willing to glean lessons from the echoes of bygone eras.

  3. Plautus:

    Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.

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