Definition of sagacious in English:
Having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd: they were sagacious enough to avoid any outright confrontation
More example sentences
- He was wise and sagacious, but prone to dissension and his spirit was that of calmness under fire.
- Yet the interminable self-contemplation, articulate and sagacious though it is, proves to be a bit too much of a good thing, and this gray, humorless, dispassionate novel eventually sinks under the weight of it all.
- He's buzzing with ideas, opinions and sagacious thoughts.
wise, clever, intelligent, knowledgeable, sensible, sage;
discerning, judicious, canny, perceptive, astute, shrewd, prudent, thoughtful, insightful, perspicacious
informal streetwise, savvy
- Example sentences
- The budding politico sagaciously put his arm around Ashalea and explained that the Berlin Wall ran down the middle of a ‘communist country’ known as Berlin.
- I'm suddenly reminded of the doctor's warning broadcast on TV the night before: promiscuous adults and teenagers alike, he sagaciously advised, should use condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS.
- He didn't seem to pick up on my sarcasm, because he just nodded sagaciously and replied, ‘That they are.’
Early 17th century: from Latin sagax, sagac- 'wise' + -ious.
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