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sapient Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    perspicacious; sagacious.
    • 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

Sa"pi*ent adjective
L. sapiens, -entis, p.pr. of sapere to taste to have sense, to know. See Sage, a.
  1. Wise; sage; discerning; -- often in irony or contempt.
    Where the sapient king Held dalliance with his fair Egyptian spouse. Milton.
    Syn. -- Sage; sagacious; knowing; wise; discerning.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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