sagacious Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite 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
adjective satellite skillful in statecraft or management
- an astute and sagacious statesman
Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.
Sagacious of his quarry from so far. Milton.
Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a. sagaciousman; a sagaciousremark
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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