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SAGACIOUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sagacious mean? 

SAGACIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective SAGACIOUS has 2 senses:

1. acutely insightful and wise
2. skillful in statecraft or management

  Familiarity information: SAGACIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAGACIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1sagacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acutely insightful and wise

Synonyms:

perspicacious; sagacious; sapient

Context examples:

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

Similar:

wise (having or prompted by wisdom or discernment)


Sense 2sagacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Skillful in statecraft or management

Context example:

an astute and sagacious statesman

Similar:

politic (marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness)


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