from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having great wisdom and discernment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Possessing wisdom and discernment; wise, learned.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wise; sage; discerning; -- often in irony or contempt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wise; sage; discerning: now generally used ironically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. acutely insightful and wise
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sapiēns, sapient-, present participle of sapere, to taste, be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French sapient, or its source, Latin sapiēns. (Wiktionary)