Definition of Sagacity

1. Noun. The mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations.




2. Noun. The trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating.
Exact synonyms: Judiciousness, Sagaciousness
Generic synonyms: Wisdom, Wiseness
Derivative terms: Judicious, Sagacious

Definition of Sagacity

1. n. The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.

Definition of Sagacity

1. Noun. The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sagacity

1. wisdom [n -TIES] - See also: wisdom

Medical Definition of Sagacity

1. The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness. "Some [brutes] show that nice sagacity of smell." (Cowper) "Natural sagacity improved by generous education." (V. Knox) Synonym: Penetration, shrewdness, judiciousness. Sagacity, Penetration. Penetration enables us to enter into the depths of an abstruse subject, to detect motives, plans, etc. Sagacity adds to penetration a keen, practical judgment, which enables one to guard against the designs of others, and to turn everything to the best possible advantage. Origin: L. Sagacitas. See Sagacious. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sagacity

safter
saftest
sag
sag down
sag off
sagaciate
sagaciated
sagaciates
sagaciating
sagacious
sagaciously
sagaciousness
sagaciousnesses
sagacities
sagacity (current term)
sagaman
sagamen
sagamite
sagamites
sagamore
sagamores
saganaki
saganash
saganashes
sagapen
sagapens
sagapenum
sagapenums
sagas

Literary usage of Sagacity

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

1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Then said Mr sagacity (for that was his name), It is the city of Destruction, a populous place, but possessed with a very ill-conditioned and idle sort of ..."

2. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli (1858)
"Bentley says that he will supply the want of manuscripts to collate (to use his own words) by his own " sagacity'," and " HAPPY CONJECTURE. ..."

3. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli (1864)
"Bentley says that he will supply the want of manuscripts to collate (to use his own words) by his own " sagacity," and " HAPPY CONJECTURE. ..."

4. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XV PASSAGE OF THE CORDILLERA Valparaiso—Portillo Pass—sagacity of Mules—Mountain-torrents— Mines, how discovered—Proofs of the gradual Elevation of ..."

5. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"Valparaiso—Portillo Pass—sagacity of Mules—Mountain Torrents—Mines, how discovered—Proofs of the gradual Elevation of the Cordillera—Effect of Snow on ..."

6. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XV PASSAGE OF THE CORDILLERA Valparaiso—Portillo Pass—sagacity of Mules—Mountain-torrents— Mines, how discovered—Proofs of the gradual Elevation of ..."

7. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"REASON, UNDERSTANDING, JUDGMENT, sagacity. ... dif- cover more the sagacity of mortals to form and trace them, ... or wife writer having sagacity ..."

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