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Synonyms for sagacious
səˈgeɪ ʃəssaga·cious

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sagacious

    Sagacious refers to a power of tracing the hidden or recondite by slight indications, as by instinct or intuition; it is not now applied to mere keenness of sense-perception. We do not call a hound sagacious in following a clear trail; but if he loses the scent, as at the edge of a stream, and circles around till he strikes it again, his conduct is said to be sagacious. In human affairs sagacious refers to a power of ready, far-reaching, and accurate inference from observed facts perhaps in themselves very slight, that seems like a special sense; or to a similar readiness to foresee the results of any action, especially upon human motives or conduct — a kind of prophetic common sense. Sagacious is a broader and nobler word than shrewd, and not capable of the invidious sense which the latter word often bears; on the other hand, sagacious is less lofty and comprehensive than wise in its full sense, and more limited to matters of direct practical moment. Compare ASTUTE; WISDOM.

    Synonyms:
    able, acute, apt, clear-sighted, discerning, intelligent, judicious, keen, keen-sighted, keen-witted, perspicacious, quick of scent, quick-scented, rational, sage, sensible, sharp, sharp-witted, shrewd, wise

    Antonyms:
    absurd, dull, foolish, futile, ignorant, irrational, obtuse, senseless, silly, simple, sottish, stupid, undiscerning, unintelligent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sagacious

    Synonyms:
    intelligent, discriminating, acute, wise, prudent, foreseeing, shrewd, penetrating, sapient

    Antonyms:
    dull, obtuse, unintelligent, stolid, undiscerning

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perspicacious, sagacious, sapientadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    sapient, perspicacious, clear-eyed, clear-sighted

    Antonyms:
    impolitic, foolish

  2. sagaciousadjective

    skillful in statecraft or management

    "an astute and sagacious statesman"

    Synonyms:
    sapient, perspicacious

    Antonyms:
    foolish, impolitic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sagaciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    quick-scented, quick of scent

  2. sagaciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    discerning, intelligent, rational, gifted, sage, shrewd, acute, apt, keen, able, perspicacious, enlightened, wise, sharp-witted, keen-witted, keen-sighted, clear-sighted, long-headed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sagaciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    intelligent, knowing, shrewd, discerning

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How to use sagacious in a sentence?

  1. Plautus:

    Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.

  2. Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor:

    Toward the accomplishment of an aim, which in wantonness of atrocity would seem to partake of the insane, he will direct a cool judgement, sagacious and sound. These men are madmen, and of the most dangerous sort.


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