Word of the Day: sagacious

sa·ga·cious adjective \sə-ˈgā-shəs, si-\ : having or showing an ability to understand difficult ideas and situations and to make good decisions

Full Definition of SAGACIOUS

1 obsolete: keen in sense perception

2a: of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment : discerning<sagacious judge of character>

b: caused by or indicating acute discernment<sagacious purchase of stock>

sa·ga·cious·ly adverb
sa·ga·cious·ness noun


Latin sagac-, sagax, from sagire to perceive keenly; akin to Latin sagus prophetic — more at seek

First Known Use: 1607

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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