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sagacious

[suh-gey-shuh s] /səˈgeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd:
a sagacious lawyer.
2.
Obsolete. keen of scent.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; sagaci(ty) + -ous
Related forms
sagaciously, adverb
sagaciousness, noun
quasi-sagacious, adjective
quasi-sagaciously, adverb
supersagacious, adjective
supersagaciously, adverb
supersagaciousness, noun
unsagacious, adjective
unsagaciously, adverb
unsagaciousness, noun
Synonyms
1. wise, sage, discerning, clever, intelligent, judicious, acute, sharp, keen, perspicacious.
Antonyms
1. unwise.
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sagacious

/səˈɡeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
having or showing sagacity; wise
2.
(obsolete) (of hounds) having an acute sense of smell
Derived Forms
sagaciously, adverb
sagaciousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sagāx, from sāgīre to be astute
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Word Origin and History for un-sagacious

sagacious

adj.

c.1600, from Latin sagacem (nominative sagax) "of quick perception;" see sagacity. Related: Sagaciously.

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