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Having great wisdom and discernment.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sapiēns, sapient-, present participle of sapere, to taste, be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.]

sa′pi·ence n.
sa′pi·ent′ial (-ĕn′chəl) adj.
sa′pi·ent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sapience - ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
deepness, astuteness, profoundness, profundity, depth - the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
know-how - the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something


Deep, thorough, or mature understanding:
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So sang the Hierarchies: Mean while the Son On his great Expedition now appeer'd, Girt with Omnipotence, with Radiance crown'd Of Majestie Divine, Sapience and Love Immense, and all his Father in him shon.
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The brief account presented above suggests that for Wordsworth at least, individual consciousness, and perhaps even sapience, precedes sociability.
Car il faut beaucoup de maturite pour recuser ou plutot mettre a nu l'aberration par la sapience du verbe.
13) That the streemys/of liberallite Set in good mesour/Reffreytes of prudence, Peysed in ballaunce/So that Sapience, Queen of vertues/as lady souereyne, That suych a meene/be set atwen hem tweyne.
Sapience kept him company towards his inner until Swinley Bottom, then Opera House raced in a close second on his outer on the long uphill run from seven out, but it was one-way traffic as soon as Craine decided it was time to go rounding the home turn.
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The fact that her face has no features other than the inner workings of a clock is a tip-off about her highly synchronized sapience.
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Hegel very clearly denies any form of sentience or sapience to the stone: "Because the stone does not think, does not even feel, its limitedness is not a limitation for it, that is, is not a negation in it for sensation, imagination, thought, etc.
21) We later learn that ultraphytes have the capacity for sapience and peaceable interaction with humanity--something the government of course knew all along--and Slonczewski's monstrous plant narrative thus turns out to be more of a plant empowerment narrative.
These things that common men see as absurd at first glance are not easily charged with absurdity, for in fact divine Sapience and Majesty is far greater than they understand.