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SAGACITY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sagacity mean? 

SAGACITY (noun)
  The noun SAGACITY has 2 senses:

1. the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
2. the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating

  Familiarity information: SAGACITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAGACITY (noun)


Sense 1sagacity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

sagaciousness; sagacity; discernment; judgement; judgment

Hypernyms ("sagacity" is a kind of...):

sapience; wisdom (ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sagacity"):

eye (good discernment (either visually or as if visually))

common sense; good sense; gumption; horse sense; mother wit; sense (sound practical judgment)

judiciousness (good judgment)

circumspection; discreetness; discretion; prudence (knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress)

indiscreetness; injudiciousness (lacking good judgment)


Sense 2sagacity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

judiciousness; sagaciousness; sagacity

Hypernyms ("sagacity" is a kind of...):

wisdom; wiseness (the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight)


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