Definition of Sagacious

1. Adjective. Acutely insightful and wise. "A source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"

Exact synonyms: Perspicacious, Sapient
Similar to: Wise
Derivative terms: Perspicaciousness, Perspicacity, Sagaciousness, Sapience



2. Adjective. Skillful in statecraft or management. "An astute and sagacious statesman"
Similar to: Politic
Derivative terms: Sagaciousness, Sagacity

Definition of Sagacious

1. a. Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.

Definition of Sagacious

1. Adjective. Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sagacious

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sagacious

safrols
safron
safronal
safronals
saft
safter
saftest
sag
sag down
sag off
sagaciate
sagaciated
sagaciates
sagaciating
sagacious (current term)
sagaciously
sagaciousness
sagaciousnesses
sagacities
sagacity
sagaman
sagamen
sagamite
sagamites
sagamore
sagamores
saganaki
saganash
saganashes

Literary usage of Sagacious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and Impartial by John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1866)
"sagacious PLAN OF THE REBELS. —MORE sagacious PLAN OF GENERAL ROSECRANS.—ASPECT OF THE COUNTRY.—THE TRAP. —BATTLE OF CORINTH.—INCIDENTS. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... and metaphysical opinions of the human miai : and the most sagacious divines could distinguish, according to the colour of their respective prejudices, ..."

3. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Achitophel, For close designs, and crooked counsels fit ; sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit : — (Page 111, lines 152, 153. ..."

4. Southern Literary Messenger (1858)
"So, though the story told above The simple deem a tale of love, Yet let the more sagacious try What secret sense they can descry ; And he that rightly reads ..."

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