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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·ent′ial (-ĕn′chəl) adj.
often ironic wise or sagacious
[C15: from Latin sapere to taste]
sa•pi•ent(ˈseɪ pi ənt)
1. having or showing great wisdom or sound judgment.
[1425–75; < Latin sapient-, s. of sapiēns, present participle of sapere to be wise, literally, to taste, have taste]
sa′pi•ence, sa′pi•en•cy, n.
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|Adj.||1.||sapient - acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"|
wise - having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"