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Saturday, March 17, 2001

Definitions for sagacious

  1. Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.

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Citations for sagacious
Edward's uncle, a sagacious scholar equally at home with Celtic myth and Eastern wisdom, declines his nephew's request to tell the story of Hamlet (it would come too close to home). John Gross, New York Times
Others worked up sagacious-sounding comments about the French author that would serve until they could read some of his books themselves, or until the current interest fades. Maureen Dowd, New York Times
Origin of sagacious
Sagacious derives from Latin sagax, "keen; shrewd; clever."