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sagacious

adjective

  1. (wise)  acutely insightful and wise
    Synonyms: perspicacious, sapient. Similar to: wise
  2. (politic)  skillful in statecraft or management
    Similar to: politic

Etymology summary

Latin sagac-, sagax, from sagire to perceive keenly; akin to Latin sagus...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

sagacious | wise [synonym, sense-specific] | sagaciously [adverb, derived]

having or showing sagacity; wise | [obsolete] (of hounds) having an acute sense of smell (14 of 364 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sagacious

Merriam-Webster:

sagacious | discerning [synonym, sense-specific] | insightful [synonym, sense-specific] | perceptive [synonym, sense-specific] | prudent [synonym, sense-specific] | wise [synonym, sense-specific] | sage [synonym, sense-specific] | sapient [synonym, sense-specific] | unperceptive [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

[obsolete] keen in sense perception | of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment; "discerning" ; caused by or indicating acute discernment (20 of 297 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

sagacious | sagaciously [derived]

having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; wise or shrewd (12 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sagacious

New World Dictionary:

sagacious | sagaciously [adverb, related] | sagaciousness [noun, related]

having or showing keen perception or discernment and sound judgment, foresight, etc. | [obsolete] having a keen sense of smell (19 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

sagacious [formal] | sagaciously [adverb, related]

wise and able to make good practical decisions (8 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sagacious

American Heritage Dictionary:

sagacious | sagaciously [adverb, related] | sagaciousness [noun, related]

Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. (9 of 33 words, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

sagacious [formal] | sagaciously [adverb, derived] | sagacity [noun, derived]

having or showing understanding and the ability to make good judgments; wise (12 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sagacious

Random House Dictionary:

sagacious

having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd. | [obsolete] keen of scent. (15 of 24 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

sagacious

Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. (9 of 13 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sagacious

Encarta Dictionary:

sagacious

having or based on a profound knowledge and understanding of the world combined with intelligence and good judgment (18 of 42 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861726827​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

sagacious

First use: 1607

Origin: Latin sagac-, sagax, from sagire to perceive keenly; akin to Latin sagus prophetic

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New World Dictionary:

sagacious

Origin: Latin sagax (generally sagacis), wise, foreseeing; akin to sagire, to perceive acutely: see "sake"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

sagacious

Origin: From Latin sagāx, sagāc-, of keen perception; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.

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Collins Dictionary:

sagacious

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin sagāx, from sāgīre to be astute

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sagacious

Oxford Dictionary:

sagacious

First use: early 17th century

Origin: Latin sagax, sagac- "wise" + "-ious"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sagacious

Wiktionary:

sagacious

Origin: Coined between 1600 and 1610 from sagacity + -ous

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Online Etymology:

sagacious

First use: about 1600

Origin: Latin sagacem (nominative sagax); see "sagacity".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=sagacious

Encarta Dictionary:

sagacious

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Latin sagac- "of quick perception"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861726827​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sagacious

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

sagacious [formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sagacious"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

sagacious [formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sagacious"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

sagacious [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "sagacious"

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the Free Dictionary:

sagacious

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Google Dictionary:

sagacious

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sagacious

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sagacious"

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YourDictionary Audio:

sagacious

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