sagacity

  • 1 Sagacity — Sa*gac i*ty, n. [L. sagacitas. See {Sagacious}.] The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness. [1913 Webster] Some [brutes] show that… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sagacity — I noun acuity, acumen, acuteness, apperception, arguteness, astuteness, awareness, brilliance, clear thinking, clear thought, cleverness, comprehension, discernment, discrimination, excellent judgment, farsightedness, foresight, genius, good… …

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  • 3 sagacity — c.1500, from O.Fr. sagacité, from L. sagacitatem (nom. sagacitas) quality of being acute, from sagax (gen. sagacis) of quick perception, related to sagus prophetic, sagire perceive keenly, from PIE root *sag to track down, trace, seek (Cf. O.E.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 sagacity — [n] wisdom acumen, astuteness, brains*, clear thinking, common sense, comprehension, discernment, discrimination, enlightenment, experience, foresight, good judgment, insight, intelligence, judgment, knowledge, levelheadedness, perceptiveness,… …

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  • 5 sagacity — [sə gas′ə tē] n. pl. sagacities [Fr sagacité < L sagacitas] the quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgment …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 sagacity — n. the sagacity to + inf. (she had the sagacity to diversify her investments) * * * [sə gæsɪtɪ] the sagacity to + inf. (she had the sagacity to diversify her investments) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 sagacity — [[t]səgæ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Sagacity is the quality of being sagacious. [FORMAL] ...a man of great sagacity and immense experience. Syn: wisdom …

    English dictionary

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 sagacity — noun Date: 15th century the quality of being sagacious …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 sagacity — /seuh gas i tee/, n. acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment. [1540 50; < L sagacitas wisdom, equiv. to sagaci (s. of sagax) wise (akin to SEEK) + tas TY2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 sagacity — noun sə.ˈgeɪ.sɪ.ti The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions. See Also: sagacious …

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  • 12 sagacity — Synonyms and related words: acuity, acumen, acuteness, anticipation, apperception, astuteness, background, blaseness, cogency, comprehension, contemplation, discernment, discretion, envisagement, envisionment, experience, farseeingness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 sagacity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. perspicacity, discernment, shrewdness, wisdom; see acumen , judgment 1 , sense 2. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. intelligence, good judgement, sharpness, astuteness, judiciousness, wisdom, perceptiveness, insight. ANT.:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 sagacity — sa|ga|ci|ty [səˈgæsıti] n [U] formal good judgment and understanding = ↑wisdom …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 sagacity — sa|gac|i|ty [ sə gæsəti ] noun uncount VERY FORMAL good judgment based on practical knowledge and experience …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 sagacity — sa·gac·i·ty || sÉ™ gæsÉ™tɪ n. wisdom, shrewdness, judiciousness, cleverness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 sagacity — n. 1. Sagaciousness, quickness of scent. 2. Shrewdness, acuteness, sharpness, astuteness, penetration, ingenuity, discernment, perspicacity, sense, insight, mother wit, quickness, readiness, wisdom …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 sagacity — noun (U) formal good judgment and understanding; wisdom …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 sagacity — n sound judgment, clear thinking, prudence, judiciousness, clearheadedness, common sense; acumen, perspicacity, perspicaciousness; astuteness, shrewdness, ingenuity, intelligence, brains, Inf. gray matter, Sl. smarts; sagaciousness, wisdom,… …

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  • 20 sagacity — sa·gac·i·ty …

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