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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.


(ˌseɪpɪˈɛnʃəl; ˌsæpɪ-)
showing, having, or providing wisdom
ˌsapiˈentially adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sapiential - characterized by wisdom, especially the wisdom of God; "a sapiential government"
wise - having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
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