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Sagacious

Sa`ga´cious
a.1.Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.
Sagacious of his quarry from so far.
- Milton.
2.Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark.
Instinct . . . makes them, many times, sagacious above our apprehension.
- Dr. H. More.
Only sagacious heads light on these observations, and reduce them into general propositions.
- Locke.
Adj.1.sagacious - acutely insightful and wise; "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"
2.sagacious - skillful in statecraft or management; "an astute and sagacious statesman"
acute, all-knowing, anticipant, anticipatory, apperceptive, appercipient, apprehending, apprehensive, argute, astute, aware, blase, cagey, clairvoyant, clever, cogent, cognizant, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, critical, discerning, discriminating, divinatory, experienced, far-seeing, farseeing, farsighted, forehanded, foreknowing, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, gnostic, heady, incisive, insightful, intelligent, intuitive, judicious, knowing, knowledgeable, longheaded, longsighted, mature, matured, mindful, not born yesterday, old, omniscient, penetrating, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, piercing, practiced, precognitive, precognizant, prehensile, prepared, prescient, provident, providential, prudent, ready, ripe, ripened, sage, sapient, savvy, seasoned, sensible, shrewd, smart, sophic, sophisticated, trenchant, tried, tried and true, understanding, veteran, wise, world-wise, worldly, worldly-wise
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