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  • n. The state of being sagacious; an acuteness of perception or discernment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being sagacious; sagacity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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  • The one thing that really -- the case in point in this is how she gushed personally when the Democrats were praising the sagaciousness and independence of Iowa voters.

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  • They are, every one, men of great wisdom and ponderous sagaciousness.


  • He was sittin 'behind the counter upon the lang three-leggit stool that stood fornent Mr. Weft's desk, and was turning ower the leaves of his ledger, wi' a look which, for auld-fashioned sagaciousness, was wonderfu 'to behold.

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  • But it is always a delicate matter to fathom the depth of a medical man's sagaciousness.

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  • Her melancholy fate, which occurred within ten days from the utterance of this language, gave a new and sad proof of her rare sagaciousness.

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  • When asked about his process after receiving a demo from Deschanel, the tone of Ward's response takes on a sagaciousness one might expect from a shaman, or perhaps exhibits the Zen of a Buddhist monk.

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