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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 17th century


Having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment.

Examples of Sagacious in a sentence

"She could always rely on her mentor to provide sagacious feedback."

"The op-ed provided a sagacious viewpoint on the recent city council controversy."

About Sagacious

To be sagacious means to be wise, but specifically showing keen judgment. It’s not just about intelligence; it's showing discernment, too. Being sagacious could be described as using "street smarts" in addition to "book smarts."

Did you Know?

Sage is commonly known as the herb that provides a heavy dose of flavor at Thanksgiving, but the Latin word "sagax" also means "wise." Use "sage" as an adjective meaning "wise," or as a noun for "a wise person." "Sagacious" becomes the adjective if you feel it's wise to use a longer word.

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