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Meaning of SAGACIOUS

Pronunciation:  su'geyshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  skillful in statecraft or management; "an astute and sagacious statesman"
  2. [adj]  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"
 

SAGACIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: perspicacious, politic, sapient, wise
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sa*ga"cious\, a. [L. sagax, sagacis, akin to sagire
to perceive quickly or keenly, and probably to E. seek. See
{Seek}, and cf. {Presage}.]
1. Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in
   following a trail.

         Sagacious of his quarry from so far.  --Milton.

2. 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.

         Instinct . . . makes them, many times, sagacious
         above our apprehension.               --Dr. H. More.

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

Syn: See {Shrewd}. -- {Sa*ga"cious*ly}, adv. --
     {Sa*ga"cious*ness}, n.

 

 

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