sagacity


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sa·gac·i·ty

 (sə-găs′ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom.

[French sagacité, from Old French sagacite, from Latin sagācitās, quickness of perception, from sagāx, sagāc-, of keen perception; see sagacious.]

sagacity

(səˈɡæsɪtɪ)
n
foresight, discernment, or keen perception; ability to make good judgments

sa•gac•i•ty

(səˈgæs ɪ ti)

n.
the quality of being sagacious.
[1540–50; < Latin sagācitās keenness of scent, derivative of sagāc-, s. of sagāx (see sagacious)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sagacity - 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.sagacity - the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
wisdom, wiseness - the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight

sagacity

sagacity

noun
Translations
حِدَّة ذكاء
bystrost
forstandighed
eszesség
skynsemi, vit
akıllılık

sagacity

[səˈgæsɪtɪ] N (frm) → sagacidad f

sagacity

[səˈgæsəti] n (= wisdom) → sagesse f

sagacity

nWeisheit f, → Klugheit f

sagacity

[səˈgæsɪtɪ] nsagacia

sagacious

(səˈgeiʃəs) adjective
showing intelligence, wisdom and good judgement. The old priest was learned and sagacious.
saˈgaciously adverb
sagacity (səˈgӕsəti) noun
References in classic literature ?
It would seem that the domestics had been previously instructed; for, instead of penetrating the thicket, they followed the route of the column; a measure which Heyward stated had been dictated by the sagacity of their guide, in order to diminish the marks of their trail, if, haply, the Canadian savages should be lurking so far in advance of their army.
As for the bargain, it was wrinkled slyness and craft pitted against native truth and sagacity.
He was not ill-fitted to be the head and representative of a community which owed its origin and progress, and its present state of development, not to the impulses of youth, but to the stern and tempered energies of manhood and the sombre sagacity of age; accomplishing so much, precisely because it imagined and hoped so little.
I had not a little relied on Queequeg's sagacity to point out the whaler best fitted to carry us and our fortunes securely.
It was a lucky piece of sagacity in us that we concluded to stop a man whom we met and get a light for our pipes from him instead of continuing the climb to that lantern to get a light, as had been our purpose.
She was half sorry her sagacity had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient con- duct for once.
With large business sagacity and an executive capacity which must have been inherited from their father, they now proposed to extend their operations to a larger area and distribute soap to contiguous villages, if these villages could be induced to buy.
He could not come among us without betraying his sympathy for us, and, stupid as we were, we had the sagacity to see it.
It was no more than the principals were prepared for; they had calculated from the time of its being known at Randalls, how soon it would be over Highbury; and were thinking of themselves, as the evening wonder in many a family circle, with great sagacity.
Margaret's sagacity was not always displayed in a way so satisfactory to her sister.
Whether he knew what had happened, whether he recollected what they had said to him, whether he knew that he was free, were questions which no sagacity could have solved.
Dick came professedly to look after me as my guardian, he always consulted me in any little matter of doubt that arose, and invariably guided himself by my advice; not only having a high respect for my native sagacity, but considering that I inherited a good deal from my aunt.