Sagacious

  • 1 Sagacious — 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. [1913 Webster] Sagacious of his… …

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  • 2 sagacious — I adjective astute, circumspect, clever, cognizant, diplomatic, discerning, discreet, discriminating, enlightened, far sighted, intelligent, judicial, judicious, keen sighted, knowing, learned, lucid, omniscient, penetrating, perceptive,… …

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  • 3 sagacious — c.1600, from L. sagacem (nom. sagax); see SAGACITY (Cf. sagacity). Related: Sagaciously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 sagacious — perspicacious, astute, *shrewd Analogous words: *sharp, keen, acute: penetrating, piercing, probing (see ENTER): *wise, judicious, sage, sapient …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 sagacious — [adj] smart, judicious acute, apt, astucious, astute, cagey, canny, clear sighted, clever, cool*, discerning, discriminating, farsighted, foxy*, gnostic, heady, hip*, insightful, intelligent, keen, knowing, knowledgeable, perceptive,… …

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  • 6 sagacious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing good judgement. DERIVATIVES sagaciously adverb sagacity noun. ORIGIN from Latin sagax wise …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 sagacious — [sə gā′shəs] adj. [< L sagax (gen. sagacis), wise, foreseeing; akin to sagire, to perceive acutely: see SAKE1] 1. having or showing keen perception or discernment and sound judgment, foresight, etc. 2. Obs. having a keen sense of smell SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 sagacious — adjective Etymology: Latin sagac , sagax, from sagire to perceive keenly; akin to Latin sagus prophetic more at seek Date: 1607 1. obsolete keen in sense perception 2. a. of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment ; discerning < sagacious… …

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  • 9 sagacious — [[t]səge͟ɪʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED A sagacious person is intelligent and has the ability to make good decisions. [FORMAL] ...a wise and sagacious leader. Syn: discerning, wise …

    English dictionary

  • 10 sagacious — sagaciously, adv. sagaciousness, n. /seuh gay sheuhs/, adj. 1. having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd: a sagacious lawyer. 2. Obs. keen of scent. [1600 10; SAGACI(TY) + OUS] Syn. 1. wise, sage, discerning,… …

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  • 11 sagacious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. penetrating, shrewd, astute. See intelligence.Ant., ignorant. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Intellectually keen] Syn. perceptive, acute, astute, shrewd; see intelligent 1 , witty . 2. [Understanding… …

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  • 12 sagacious — sa•ga•cious [[t]səˈgeɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd: a sagacious lawyer[/ex] 2) Obs. keen of scent • Etymology: 1600–10; < Lsagāxkeen scented, acute, discerning; see acious… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 sagacious — /səˈgeɪʃəs / (say suh gayshuhs) adjective having acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd: a sagacious author. {sagaci(ty) + ous} –sagaciously, adverb –sagaciousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 sagacious — adjective /səˈɡeɪʃəs/ Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. See Also: sagacity …

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  • 15 sagacious — Synonyms and related words: acute, all knowing, anticipant, anticipatory, apperceptive, appercipient, apprehending, apprehensive, argute, astute, aware, blase, cagey, clairvoyant, clever, cogent, cognizant, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, critical,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 sagacious — sa|ga|cious [səˈgeıʃəs] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: sagax quick in understanding ] able to understand and judge things very well = ↑wise >sagaciously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 sagacious — sa|ga|cious [ sə geıʃəs ] adjective VERY FORMAL wise and able to make good practical decisions ╾ sa|ga|cious|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 sagacious — see SEEK …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 sagacious — sa·ga·cious || sÉ™ geɪʃəs adj. wise, shrewd, clever, judicious …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 sagacious — [sə geɪʃəs] adjective having or showing good judgement. Derivatives sagaciously adverb sagacity noun Origin C17 (earlier (C15) as sagacity): from L. sagax, sagac wise + ious …

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