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Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. See Synonyms at shrewd.

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

sa·ga′cious·ly adv.
sa·ga′cious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sagaciousness - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
eye - good discernment (either visually or as if visually); "she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye"
common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, mother wit, sense - sound practical judgment; "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"
judiciousness - good judgment
circumspection, discreetness, discretion, prudence - knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the servants showed great tact and discretion"
indiscreetness, injudiciousness - lacking good judgment
sapience, wisdom - ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
2.sagaciousness - the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
wisdom, wiseness - the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight


Deep, thorough, or mature understanding:
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