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Sunday, March 04, 2007

sagacious

\suh-GAY-shus\ , adjective;
1.
Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.
Quotes:
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, December 3, 1984
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, "Nobel Panel's Pick Keeps Cognoscenti Guessing", New York Times, October 18, 1985
Origin:
Sagacious derives from Latin sagax, "keen; shrewd; clever."
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